The 2005 post season bowl games began with Arkansas State .vs. Southern Mississippi, and concluded with the Rose Bowl (Texas .vs. USC). The Overtake and Feedback ranking system (OAF), and the seven BCS (Bowl Championship Series) rating systems' final positions are listed below for the 56 teams competing in 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 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
Texas
USC
12-0
12-0
1
2
2
1
2
1
1
2
1
2
1
2
1
2
2
1
Penn State
Florida State
10-1
8-4
4
25
3
31
3
30
3
27
3
26
3
25
3
27
3
22
West Virginia
Georgia
10-1
10-2
21
11
12
6
8
4
7
8
9
11
10
12
7
8
11
8
Ohio State
Notre Dame
9-2
9-2
3
8
4
9
9
14
4
10
4
6
4
6
4
11
4
5/6
Wisconsin
Auburn
9-3
9-2
14
15
17
14
23
5
17
12
14
12
16
14
16
12
21/20
7
Louisville
Virginia Tech
9-2
9-2
27
7
25
7
16
10
23
6
20
7
19
5
25
6
15/16
12
Iowa
Florida
7-4
8-3
10
22
26
20
19
20
26
19
16
24
17
24
26
19
25
16/18
Alabama
Texas Tech
9-2
9-2
20
17
18
16
13
17
16
14
18
19
27
11
17
13
13
18/15
Iowa State
TCU
7-4
10-1
35
37
32
13
38
12
32
13
31
21
32
21
23
14
38/34
14
Fresno State
Tulsa
8-4
8-4
65
66
55
48
50
61
41
39
37
44
43
50
45
46
29/32T
34T/34
South Florida
N.C. State
6-5
6-5
63
36
47
39
52
41
44
38
39
40
38
41
42
37
Neither
Rated
Miami (F)
LSU
9-2
10-2
9
16
8
10
7
6
9
11
8
13
9
13
9
10
9
10
South Carolina
Missouri
7-4
6-5
32
47
28
36
32
53
28
42
30
50
42
48
30
43
27/29
NR
Northwestern
UCLA
7-4
9-2
13
28
21
11
25
15
22
15
22
17
23
20
21
15
32T/28
17
Minnesota
Virginia
7-4
6-5
12
30
23
42
29
34
24
43
15
41
15
35
22
38
34T/30T
NR
Oklahoma
Oregon
7-4
10-1
18
6
15
5
28
11
21
5
28
5
22
8
20
5
26
6/5
Georgia Tech
Utah
7-4
6-5
23
60
24
61
21
64
25
65
25
68
30
69
24
69
24
NR
Michigan
Nebraska
7-4
7-4
5
34
19
29
22
31
18
31
10
36
7
39
18
31
20/21
34T/35
Boston Coll.
Boise State
8-3
9-3
24
54
22
49
18
24
20
35
23
38
18
46
23
36
19
28/27
Rutgers
Arizona State
7-4
6-5
62
40
54
33
44
37
52
34
53
33
53
28
56
32
NR/37T
NR
Colorado
Clemson
7-5
7-4
38
29
27
30
39
27
29
30
34
27
33
29
29
28
NR
23
Memphis
Akron
6-5
7-5
72
91
76
80
83
72
73
67
77
76
72
82
74
68
Neither
Rated
Central Florida
Nevada
8-4
8-3
74
57
53
57
85
33
46
48
55
59
73
81
51
54
NR
32T/32T
Kansas
Houston
6-5
6-5
31
79
34
75
35
88
36
74
42
75
45
76
34
77
Neither
Rated
Navy
Colorado St.
7-4
6-5
61
68
63
50
46
62
64
51
64
58
66
58
73
53
39/NR
NR
California
BYU
7-4
6-5
41
64
35
56
26
71
37
58
29
56
34
49
39
59
31/36T
NR
UTEP
Toledo
8-3
8-3
75
88
62
66
60
55
55
45
71
46
75
57
62
47
32T/NR
34T/37T
Arkansas St.
Southern Miss.
6-5
6-5
107
76
98
73
106
87
93
69
101
61
103
60
97
67
Neither
Rated

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