The 2004 post season bowl games began on December 14th (N. Texas St .vs. Southern Miss.), and concluded with the Orange Bowl (USC vs. Oklahoma) on January 4th, 2005. 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
USC
Oklahoma
12-0
12-0
USC Okl Okl USC USC USC USC Okl USC USC
Auburn
Virginia Tech
12-0
10-2
Aub Aub Aub Aub Aub Aub Aub Aub Aub Aub
Utah
Pittsburgh
11-0
8-3
Utah Utah Utah Utah Utah Utah Utah Utah Utah Utah
Texas
Michigan
10-1
9-2
Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas
Iowa
LSU
9-2
9-2
LSU Iowa LSU Iowa LSU Iowa LSU LSU LSU LSU
Florida State
West Virginia
8-3
8-3
FSU FSU FSU FSU FSU FSU FSU FSU FSU FSU
Tennessee
Texas A+M
9-3
7-4
A+M Ten Ten Ten A+M Ten A+M A+M Ten Ten
Georgia
Wisconsin
9-2
9-2
Geo Geo Geo Geo Geo Geo Geo Geo Geo Geo
Miami (Fla.)
Florida
8-3
7-4
Miami Miami Miami Miami Miami Miami Miami Miami Miami Miami
Louisville
Boise State
10-1
11-0
Louis Boise Boise Boise Louis Boise Boise Boise Boise Louis
Arizona State
Purdue
8-3
7-4
ASU ASU Pur ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU
Alabama
Minnesota
6-5
6-5
Alab Alab Alab Alab Alab   Alab Minn Alab Alab
Northern Illinois
Troy State
8-3
7-4
N.Ill Troy N.Ill N.Ill Troy   Troy Troy Troy NR
California
Texas Tech
10-1
7-4
Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal
Navy
New Mexico
9-2
7-4
NMex NMex Navy NMex NMex   NMex NMex NMex Navy
Boston College
North Carolina
8-3
6-5
UNC UNC UNC BC UNC UNC UNC UNC UNC BC
Oklahoma St.
Ohio State
7-4
7-4
OklaSt OklaSt OhioSt OklaSt OklaSt   OklaSt OklaSt OklaSt OhioSt
Colorado
UTEP
7-5
8-3
Col Col Col Col Col   UTEP UTEP Col UTEP
Oregon State
Notre Dame
6-5
6-5
OregSt OregSt OregSt OregSt OregSt OregSt OregSt OregSt OregSt NR
Iowa State
Miami (Ohio)
6-5
8-4
ISU ISU Mia(O) ISU ISU   ISU ISU ISU ISU
Toledo
Connecticut
9-3
7-4
Conn Conn Tol Tol Tol   Conn Tol Tol Tol
Virginia
Fresno State
8-3
8-3
Vir Vir Vir Vir Vir Vir Vir Vir Vir Vir
Hawaii
Alabama(Birm.)
7-5
7-4
Haw UAB Haw Haw UAB   UAB UAB UAB NR
UCLA
Wyoming
6-5
6-5
UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA   UCLA UCLA UCLA NR
Cincinnati
Marshall
6-5
6-5
Cinc Cinc Cinc Cinc Cinc   Cinc Cinc Cinc NR
Memphis St.
Bowl. Green
8-3
8-3
Mem Mem BGU Mem Mem   BGU Mem Mem Mem
Georgia T.
Syracuse
6-5
6-5
GT GT GT GT GT   GT GT GT Syr
South. Miss.
N. Texas St.
6-5
7-4
S.Miss S.Miss S.Miss NTexas S.Miss   S.Miss NTexas S.Miss NTexas

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