(The AP poll was the only one to ask its voters, after all the bowl games were completed: "Who should be #1?")
Commentary: Rewards matched the top five in the AP final poll fairly closely, interchanging only a couple of teams by a spot or two. Undefeated Miami (Ohio) was placed in the #6 spot by Rewards, though the AP voters pegged them at #15. Miami did defeat Florida (7-5) in the Tangerine Bowl 16-7, and they also defeated Kent State (9-2) whose only other lost was to San Diego State (9-1-1). All other top 20 teams in the AP poll were five or fewer spots away from where they were placed by Rewards, and on average, only about two positions different.
(This page last modified July 11, 2007 .)