The 2002 post season bowl games began with N. Texas St .vs. Cincinnati, and concluded with the Fiesta Bowl (Ohio State vs. Miami (Florida)). The Overtake and Feedback ranking system (OAF), and the seven BCS (Bowl Championship Series) rating systems' predicted victors are listed below for this year's 28 bowl games. (http://www.masseyratings.com/cf/compare.htm lists the final rankings computed after the regular season ended for all 117 division I-A colleges. The specific ranks for the 56 teams below can be found in my summary page.) The rating systems were created by Jeff Anderson and Chris Hester (A&H), Richard Billingsley, Wes Colley, Kenneth Massey, the New York Times, Jeff Sagarin, and Peter Wolfe. The two polls consulted were the Associate Press (AP) and USA Today's coaches' polls. (The systems that include margin of victory by Massey, and by Sagarin, were selected from the 96 that are listed on the comparison web page given above since I believe both of their systems that include margin of victory are purported to be more effective, and margin of victory is excluded in the BCS versions of their systems.)

Bowl Game Records OAF A&H RB Colley Massey NYT Sag. Wolfe BCS-7 Polls
Ohio St
Miami (Fla.)
13-0
12-0
Miami OSU Miami Miami Miami Miami Miami OSU Miami Miami
USC
Iowa
10-2
11-1
USC Iowa Iowa USC USC USC USC USC USC USC
Oklahoma
Washington St
11-2
10-2
Okl Okl Okl Okl Okl Okl Wash St Wash St Okl Okl
Georgia
Florida St
12-1
9-4
Geo Geo Geo Geo Geo Geo Geo Geo Geo Geo
Texas
LSU
10-2
8-4
Tex Tex Tex Tex Tex Tex Tex Tex Tex Tex
N Carolina St
Notre Dame
10-3
10-2
NC St ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Michigan
Florida
9-3
8-4
Flo Mich Mich Mich Mich Mich Mich Mich Mich Mich
Auburn
Penn St
8-4
9-3
Aub PSU PSU PSU PSU PSU PSU PSU PSU PSU
Boise St
Iowa St
11-1
7-6
Boise Boise Boise Boise Boise Boise Boise Boise Boise Boise
TCU
Colorado St
9-2
10-3
Col St Col St TCU Col St Col St Col St Col St Col St Col St Col St
Kansas St
Arizona St
10-2
8-5
KSU KSU KSU KSU KSU KSU KSU KSU KSU KSU
Maryland
Tennessee
10-3
8-4
Ten Mary Ten Mary Mary Mary Mary Mary Mary Mary
Wisconsin
Colorado
7-6
9-4
Col Col Col Col Col Col Col Col Col Col
Virginia
West Virginia
8-5
9-3
Vir WV WV WV WV WV WV WV WV WV
Minnesota
Arkansas
7-5
9-4
Ark Ark Ark Ark Ark Ark Ark Ark Ark Ark
Pittsburgh
Oregon St
8-4
8-4
Pitt Pitt Pitt Pitt Or St Or St Pitt Pitt Pitt Pitt
Texas Tech
Clemson
8-5
7-5
Tex T Tex T Tex T Tex T Tex T Tex T Tex T Tex T Tex T Tex T
Oklahoma St
South Miss.
7-5
7-5
Ok St Ok St Ok St Ok St Ok St Ok St Ok St Ok St Ok St Ok St
Wake Forest
Oregon
6-6
7-5
Ore Ore Ore Ore Ore Wake Ore Ore Ore Not
Rated
Tulane
Hawaii
7-5
10-3
Haw Haw Haw Haw Haw Haw Haw Haw Haw Haw
Virginia Tech
Air Force
9-4
8-4
VT VT VT VT VT VT VT VT VT VT
UCLA
New Mexico
7-5
7-6
UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA Not Rated
Fresno
Georgia Tech
8-5
7-5
GT GT GT GT GT GT GT GT GT Fre
Marshall
Louisville
10-2
6-6
Marsh Marsh Marsh Marsh Marsh Marsh Marsh Marsh Marsh Marsh
Purdue
Washington
6-6
7-5
Wash Wash Wash Wash Wash Wash Wash Wash Wash Wash
Boston College
Toledo
8-4
9-4
BC BC BC BC BC BC BC BC BC BC
Mississippi
Nebraska
6-6
7-6
Miss Neb Neb Miss Neb Neb Neb Neb Neb Not
Rated
N Texas St
Cincinnati
7-5
7-6
NTS Cin Cin Cin Cin NTS Cin Cin Cin NTS

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