The bowls certainly arrived this week. Pretty close to a clean sweep of the top 10, though a few tenacious concert performers hung on. On top, not particularly surprising, is the National Championship. The power of the first Fighting Irish national championship game in a long time easily overcame the other challengers. The Cotton Bowl arrives in second place, and 1D drops to #3. I’m sure if there was a Teen Heartthrob Bowl, they would be a shoe-in to win.
The Fiesta and Outback Bowls round out the top five. Noticeable due to its absence, the Rose Bowl is the only BCS match-up that didn’t make the Top 10. Judging by where it ended up on the full list, the Rose Bowl had about the same chance to make the Top 10 as Justin Beiber has to win a Grammy next year.
Taylor Swift leads off the bottom five. She’s been a solid, consistent presence on the countdown despite the fact that her Red Tour doesn’t even start until next spring. We will see if she can hold onto that boy-band-like momentum all the way through. Hanging in for another week, Clapton adds the punctuation to the list. Like Ms Swift, he won’t be on stages until March, but that’s not slowing him down at the moment.