Top 2 5 10 15 20
Avg. 0.5 0.4 1.25 1.73 2.45
"=" 2 4 4 4 4
OBO 0 1 2 2 3

(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: Four of the top five teams in the polls appeared in the same positions in the final Rewards ranking, with Rewards choosing USC over Alabama as the #1 team (primarily because the Trojans defeated the Crimson Tide 24-14 in mid-season). Four teams in the second ten were further separated in these rankings: Arizona State was ranked about six places higher by Rewards, and UCLA and Missouri were both about seven positions lower than the polls decided, while Texas A&M ranked about nine places lower in the ordering determined by Rewards.

(This page last modified July 09, 2007 .)