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
1
6
1
3
1
2
1
2
1
2
1
3
1
3
1
2
 Central Michigan
Troy
11-2
9-3
47
61
37
51
22
37
26
39
34
53
37
65
18
43
 25/26
NR/37
 Iowa
Georgia Tech
10-2
11-2
24
9
8
9
9
10
9
8
20
7
19
9
10
8
 10/11
9/10
 TCU
Boise St
12-0
13-0
4
11
5
6
5
6
5
7
4
6
4
8
5
6
 3
6
 Michigan St
Texas Tech
6-6
8-4
51
55
58
35
55
27
64
34
62
25
55
31
62
38
 NR
28/29
 East Carolina
Arkansas
9-4
7-5
62
19
47
28
52
41
29
36
45
12
48
16
31
27
 26/28
NR
 Connecticut
South Carolina
7-5
7-5
34
25
39
30
43
39
43
35
39
32
40
34
39
33
 NR
NR/34
 Mississippi
Oklahoma St
8-4
9-3
29
49
31
17
23
17
37
17
14
18
22
32
30
22
 32T/32
21/18
 South Florida
Northern Illinois
7-5
7-5
37
91
52
83
44
74
55
75
52
80
49
81
40
84
 NR
NR
 Cincinnati
Florida
 12-0
12-1
3
2
2
4
4
3
3
4
5
3
6
2
2
4
 4
5
 Ohio St
Oregon
10-2
10-2
15
5
10
7
8
7
10
6
13
8
12
5
16
7
 8
7
 West Virginia
Florida St
 9-3
6-6
22
36
14
53
15
35
16
52
23
40
27
43
15
46
 18/17
NR
 Penn St
LSU
10-2
9-3
16
18
12
11
11
13
13
12
15
10
20
10
21
9
 11/9
13
 Northwestern
Auburn
 8-4
7-5
40
32
43
29
30
40
50
38
58
29
64
25
53
32
 30
NR
 Virginia Tech
Tennessee
9-3
7-5
10
26
13
33
20
49
11
44
9
26
7
26
11
41
 12
36/NR
 Minnesota
Iowa St
6-6
6-6
56
74
48
64
65
66
56
70
63
66
60
70
58
69
 NR
NR
 Navy
Missouri
9-4
8-4
60
69
56
32
56
38
48
31
47
41
52
46
51
45
 NR/39T
37/35
 Air Force
Houston
7-5
10-3
66
64
60
41
59
36
60
27
59
44
53
45
59
34
 NR
27/25
 Stanford
Oklahoma
8-4
7-5
7
48
23
38
19
28
24
40
28
24
17
23
25
42
 19/21
34T/35
 Nebraska
Arizona
9-4
8-4
54
13
26
20
24
25
25
19
16
27
24
14
36
13
 20/19
22/23
 Bowling Green
Idaho
7-5
7-5
79
92
69
65
70
77
63
66
68
81
74
80
63
68
 NR
NR
 Wisconsin
Miami (F)
9-3
9-3
41
17
21
16
31
18
20
14
43
11
36
11
28
12
 24/22
14/15
UCLA
Temple
6-6
9-3
30
65
44
63
60
47
54
53
51
60
42
62
49
56
NR
NR
 Georgia
Texas A&M
7-5
6-6
21
75
24
59
34
70
32
65
21
49
28
56
26
64
 38?39T
NR
 Clemson
Kentucky
8-5
7-5
20
35
34
40
45
51
33
49
22
35
21
39
35
47
 31
NR
 Boston College
USC
8-4
8-4
31
14
42
19
32
26
41
21
38
31
38
13
44
19
 NR
34T/38
 Pittsburgh
North Carolina
9-3
8-4
27
28
18
36
21
33
18
30
17
30
18
30
20
29
 17/16
34T/38
 Marshall
Ohio U.
6-6
9-4
85
72
81
62
82
50
69
57
78
64
76
72
71
61
 NR
NR
 Southern Methodist
Nevada
 7-5
8-4
76
73
71
49
71
42
62
47
76
50
82
54
65
55
 NR
NR/39T
 Utah
California
9-3
8-4
43
12
25
27
14
29
23
28
37
36
35
33
23
24
23/24
32T/33
Oregon St
BYU
 8-4
10-2
8
39
22
15
16
12
22
15
19
33
15
29
17
14
16/20
15/14
 Middle Tenn. St.
Southern Miss. St.
9-3
7-5
67
78
61
75
46
69
51
68
61
69
69
63
57
67
NR/39T
NR
Rutgers
Central Florida
 8-4
8-4
42
58
46
57
48
62
46
45
46
56
50
59
48
50
NR
NR
 Fresno St.
Wyoming
8-4
6-6
68
86
45
67
57
80
42
67
48
77
51
91
37
66
NR
NR

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