The 2008 post season bowl games began with Navy taking on Wake Forest, and concluded with the BCS Championship Game (Oklahoma vs. Florida). The Overtake and Feedback ranking system (OAF), and the BCS (Bowl Championship Series) rating systems' final positions are listed below for the 68 teams competing in this year's 34 bowl games. (http://www.masseyratings.com/cf/compare.htm lists the final rankings computed after the regular season ended for all 120 division I-A colleges.) The final pre-bowl rankings produced from the rating systems created by Jeff Anderson and Chris Hester (A&H), Richard Billingsley, Wes Colley, Kenneth Massey, Jeff Sagarin, Peter Wolfe, and the Associate Press (AP) / USA Today's coaches' poll position is shown below. (The systems that include margin of victory by Massey, and by Sagarin, were selected from those 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 Sag. Wolfe Polls
Oklahoma
Florida
12-1
12-1
Okla Okla Okla Okla Okla Okla Okla 2/1
1/2
Ball State
Tulsa
12-1
10-3
Ball St Ball St Ball St Ball St Ball St Ball St Ball St 23/22
33/NR
Ohio State
Texas
10-2
11-1
Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas 10
3
Connecticut
Buffalo
7-5
8-5
Conn Conn Conn Conn Conn Conn Buff NR
NR/34T
Utah
Alabama
12-0
12-1
Ala Utah Ala Utah Ala Ala Utah 7
4/4T
East Carolina
Kentucky
9-4
6-6
Kent E. Caro E. Caro E. Caro E. Caro E. Caro E. Caro 29T/29
NR
Mississippi
Texas Tech
8-4
11-1
Tex T. Tex T. Tex T. Tex T. Tex T. Tex T. Tex. T 20/24
8
Cincinnati
Virginia Tech
11-2
9-4
VT Cinc Cinc Cinc Cinc VT Cinc 12
21/19
Penn State
USC
11-1
11-1
USC Penn St USC USC USC USC USC 6
5/4T
Nebraska
Clemson
8-4
7-5
Clem Neb Neb Neb Neb Clem Neb 32/33
NR
Michigan State
Georgia
9-3
9-3
Geo Geo Geo Geo Geo Geo Geo 19/18
16/17
Iowa
South Carolina
8-4
7-5
S Caro Iowa Iowa Iowa Iowa Iowa Iowa 26/27
NR
LSU
Georgia Tech
7-5
9-3
GT GT GT GT GT GT GT NR
14/15
Minnesota
Kansas
7-5
7-5
Kan Kan Kan Kan Kan Kan Kan NR
NR/31
Boston College
Vanderbilt
9-4
6-6
BC BC BC BC BC BC BC 27/26
NR
Pittsburgh
Oregon State
9-3
8-4
Oreg St Pitt Oreg St Pitt Oreg St Oreg St Pitt 18/21
24/25
Air Force
Houston
8-4
7-5
Air Force Air Force Air Force Air Force Air Force Air Force Air Force NR
NR
Oklahoma State
Oregon
9-3
9-3
Oregon Okla St Okla St Okla St Okla St Okla St Okla St 13/14
15/13
Western Michigan
Rice
9-3
9-3
Rice W Mich W Mich W Mich W Mich W Mich W Mich NR
31/34T
Maryland
Nevada
7-5
7-5
Mary Mary Mary Mary Mary Mary Mary NR
NR
Northwestern
Missouri
9-3
9-4
Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri 22/20
25/23
Rutgers
North Carolina State
7-5
6-6
NC St Rut NC St Rut Rut Rut Rut 34/36
NR
Northern Illinois
Louisiana Tech
6-6
7-5
Louis T Louis T Louis T Louis T N Illinois N Illinois Louis T NR
NR
Miami (Florida)
California
7-5
8-4
Miami Miami Cal Cal Cal Cal Miami NR
30
Wisconsin
Florida State
7-5
8-4
FSU FSU FSU FSU FSU FSU FSU NR
28
West Virginia
North Carolina
8-4
8-4
UNC UNC W Virg UNC UNC UNC UNC 29T/NR
NR/32
Florida Atlantic
Central Michigan
6-6
8-4
C Mich C Mich C Mich C Mich C Mich C Mich C Mich NR
NR
Notre Dame
Hawaii
6-6
7-6
ND ND Haw Haw ND ND Haw NR
NR
TCU
Boise State
10-2
12-0
TCU Boise St Boise St Boise St Boise St TCU Boise St 11
9
Troy
Southern Mississippi
8-4
6-6
S Miss Troy Troy Troy Troy Troy Troy NR
NR
BYU
Arizona
10-2
7-5
BYU BYU BYU BYU BYU BYU BYU 17/16
NR
Memphis
South Florida
6-6
7-5
S Flor S Flor S Flor S Flor S Flor S Flor S Flor NR
NR
Fresno State
Colorado State
7-5
6-6
Col St Col St Fres St Fres St Fres St Fres St Fres St NR
NR
Wake Forest
Navy
7-5
8-4
Wake Wake Navy Wake Wake Wake Wake NR
NR

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