The 2003 post season bowl games began on December 16th (N. Texas St .vs. Memphis St.), and concluded with the Sugar Bowl (Oklahoma vs. LSU) on January 4th, 2004. 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
Oklahoma
LSU
12-1
12-1
LSU Okl Okl Okl LSU LSU Okl Okl Okl LSU
Georgia Tech
Tulsa
6-6
8-4
GT GT GT GT GT GT GT GT GT Not Rated
Ohio State
Kansas St
10-2
11-3
KSt OhSt OhSt OhSt KSt KSt KSt OhSt OhSt OhSt
Tennessee
Clemson
10-2
8-4
Ten Ten Ten Ten Ten Ten Ten Ten Ten Ten
Mississippi
Oklahoma St
9-3
9-3
OkSt OkSt Miss OkSt Miss OkSt Miss OkSt OkSt Miss
Florida St
Miami (Fla.)
10-2
10-2
FSU FSU Miami FSU FSU FSU FSU FSU FSU FSU
Michigan
USC
10-2
11-1
USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC
Purdue
Georgia
9-3
10-3
Geo Geo Geo Geo Geo Geo Geo Geo Geo Geo
Iowa
Florida
9-3
8-4
Flo Iowa Flo Iowa Iowa Flo Iowa Iowa Iowa Iowa
Maryland
W. Virginia
9-3
8-4
Mary Mary WV Mary Mary Mary Mary Mary Mary Split
Boston Coll.
Colorado St.
7-5
7-5
Col St Col St BC Col St Col St BC Col St Col St Col St Not Rated
Missouri
Arkansas
8-4
8-4
Ark Ark Ark Ark Ark Ark Ark Ark Ark Misso
Utah
South. Miss.
9-2
9-3
Utah Utah Utah Utah Utah S.Miss Utah Utah Utah Utah
Oregon
Minnesota
8-4
9-3
Ore Ore Minn Ore Minn Ore Minn Minn Minn Minn
Wisconsin
Auburn
7-5
7-5
Aub Wis Aub Wis Aub Aub Aub Aub Aub Aub
UCLA
Fresno St
6-6
8-5
UCLA UCLA UCLA Fre UCLA Fre UCLA Fre UCLA Fre
Texas
Wash. St.
10-2
9-3
Tex Tex Tex Tex Tex Tex Tex Tex Tex Tex
Navy
Texas Tech
8-4
7-5
Tex T Tex T Tex T Tex T Tex T Navy Tex T Tex T Tex T Navy
Mich. St.
Nebraska
8-4
9-3
Neb Neb Neb Neb Neb Neb Neb Neb Neb Neb
Pittsburgh
Virginia
8-4
7-5
Vir Pitt Pitt Pitt Vir Pitt Vir Pitt Pitt Pitt
Virginia Tech
California
8-4
7-6
Cal VT VT VT VT Cal Cal VT VT VT
Northwestern
Bowl. Green
6-6
10-3
BG BG BG BG BG BG BG BG BG BG
Houston
Hawaii
7-5
8-5
Haw Hou Haw Hou Haw Haw Haw Haw Haw Not Rated
Oregon St.
New Mexico
7-5
8-4
Or St NM Or St NM NM Or St NM NM NM Or St
Boise State
TCU
12-1
11-1
Boise TCU Boise TCU Boise Boise Boise TCU Boise Boise
Kansas
NC State
6-6
7-5
NC St NC St NC St NC St NC St NC St NC St NC St NC St Not Rated
Miami (Oh.)
Louisville
12-1
9-3
Miami Miami Miami Miami Miami Miami Miami Miami Miami Miami
N. Texas St.
Memphis St.
9-3
8-4
N Tex Mem Mem N Tex N Tex Mem N Tex N Tex N Tex N Tex

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