The 2009 post season bowl games began with Fresno State taking on Wyoming, and concluded with the BCS Championship Game (Alabama vs. Texas). 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
 Alabama
Texas
 13-0
13-0
Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama 1
2
 Central Michigan
Troy
11-2
9-3
Cent. Mich. Cent. Mich. Cent. Mich. Cent. Mich. Cent. Mich. Cent. Mich. Cent. Mich.  25/26
NR/37
 Iowa
Georgia Tech
10-2
11-2
GT Iowa Iowa GT GT GT GT  10/11
9/10
 TCU
Boise St
12-0
13-0
TCU TCU TCU TCU TCU TCU TCU  3
6
 Michigan St
Texas Tech
6-6
8-4
Mich St Tex Tech Tex Tech Tex Tech Tex Tech Tex Tech Tex Tech  NR
28/29
 East Carolina
Arkansas
9-4
7-5
Ark Ark Ark East Caro Ark Ark Ark  26/28
NR
 Connecticut
South Carolina
7-5
7-5
S Caro S Caro S Caro S Caro S Caro S Caro S Caro  NR
NR/34
 Mississippi
Oklahoma St
8-4
9-3
Miss Ok St Ok St Ok St Miss Miss Ok St  32T/32
21/18
 South Florida
Northern Illinois
7-5
7-5
S Flor S Flor S Flor S Flor S Flor S Flor S Flor  NR
NR
 Cincinnati
Florida
 12-0
12-1
Florida Cinc Florida Cinc Florida Florida Cinc  4
5
 Ohio St
Oregon
10-2
10-2
Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon 8
7
 West Virginia
Florida St
 9-3
6-6
WV WV WV WV WV WV WV  18/17
NR
 Penn St
LSU
10-2
9-3
Penn St LSU Penn St LSU LSU LSU LSU  11/9
13
 Northwestern
Auburn
 8-4
7-5
Auburn Auburn North Auburn Auburn Auburn Auburn  30
NR
 Virginia Tech
Tennessee
9-3
7-5
VT VT VT VT VT VT VT  12
36/NR
 Minnesota
Iowa St
6-6
6-6
Minn Minn Minn Min Minn Minn Minn  NR
NR
 Navy
Missouri
9-4
8-4
Navy Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri  NR/39T
37/35
 Air Force
Houston
7-5
10-3
Houston Houston Houston Houston Houston Houston Houston  NR
27/25
 Stanford
Oklahoma
8-4
7-5
Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford Oklahoma Stanford Stanford  19/21
34T/35
 Nebraska
Arizona
9-4
8-4
Arizona Arizona Neb Arizona Neb Arizona Arizona  20/19
22/23
 Bowling Green
Idaho
7-5
7-5
BGU Idaho BGU BGU BGU BGU BGU NR
NR
 Wisconsin
Miami (F)
9-3
9-3
Miami Miami Miami Miami Miami Miami Miami  24/22
14/15
UCLA
Temple
6-6
9-3
UCLA UCLA Temple Temple UCLA UCLA UCLA NR
NR
 Georgia
Texas A&M
7-5
6-6
Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia  38?39T
NR
 Clemson
Kentucky
8-5
7-5
Clemson Clemson Clemson Clemson Clemson Clemson Clemson  31
NR
 Boston College
USC
8-4
8-4
USC USC USC USC USC USC USC  NR
34T/38
 Pittsburgh
North Carolina
9-3
8-4
Pitt Pitt Pitt Pitt Pitt Pitt Pitt  17/16
34T/38
 Marshall
Ohio U.
6-6
9-4
Ohio U. Ohio U. Ohio U. Ohio U. Ohio U. Ohio U. Ohio U.  NR
NR
 Southern Methodist
Nevada
 7-5
8-4
Nevada Nevada Nevada Nevada Nevada Nevada Nevada  NR
NR/39T
 Utah
California
9-3
8-4
Cal Utah Utah Utah Cal Cal Utah 23/24
32T/33
Oregon St
BYU
 8-4
10-2
Oregon St BYU BYU BYU Oregon St Oregon St BYU 16/20
15/14
 Middle Tenn. St.
Southern Miss. St.
9-3
7-5
Mid Tenn Mid Tenn Mid Tenn Mid Tenn Mid Tenn S Miss Mid Tenn NR/39T
NR
Rutgers
Central Florida
 8-4
8-4
Rutgers Rutgers Rutgers UCF Rutgers Rutgers Rutgers NR
NR
 Fresno St.
Wyoming
8-4
6-6
Fresno Fresno Fresno Fresno Fresno Fresno Fresno NR
NR

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