Top 2 5 10 15 20
Avg. 0.0 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.58
"=" 2 2 2 4 5
OBO 0 1 3 4 4

(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: Though Rewards did rank undefeated Georgia as #1 at the end of the season, it took their 17-10 win over top 10 Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl to do so. Before the bowl games, Florida State was ranked #1 by Rewards, but their loss (18-17) to then #4 Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl allowed the Bulldogs to vault past them. Most teams appeared in the final Rewards ranking within a couple of positions of their placements in the final polls except for Michigan (10-2), which as #13 was almost ten places from their #4 poll position, and this was mainly due to not many Big 10 teams defeating strong teams outside that conference. SMU (8-4) was ranked by Rewards as #29, when the polls placed them at #20, and they were hurt by their loss to Texas Tech (5-6) and their best win was only over Texas (7-5).

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