Top 2 5 10 15 20
Avg. 1.0 1.8 2.5 3.57 3.7
"=" 0 0 1 1 3
OBO 2 4 5 5 6

(The top 25 column is excluded here since the AP and UPI polls do not list any teams outside of the top 20.)



Table Legend

Rewards standings before the bowl games and after them.

Commentary: Rewards gave the #1 spot to undefeated Arizona State, though Oklahoma was probably more deserving of that position since they defeated Nebraska 35-10 and ASU only beat them 17-14. Oklahoma's only blemish was to Kansas (7-5) 23-3, and the rest of their schedule was more challenging than the Sun Devil's, but in this case, Rewards determined that ASU had a better season than the Sooners because of zero losses, and the big win over the #9 Cornhuskers. Many teams in the top ten or fifteen likewise finished just one spot away in the Rewards ranking from where they finished in the polls, with only #15 Pittsburgh and #17 USC finishing a little over ten spots from their final poll positions.

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