Top 2 5 10 15 20
Avg. 0.25 0.8 0.9 1.83 2.28
"=" 1 2 4 4 4
OBO 1 2 4 7 8

(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: This year the Rewards system matches the polls quite accurately, though teams #2-#4 are in slightly different order, but the polls couldn't decide who was #2 or #4 as well. On average, the top 10 teams were only off by one spot when comparing their position in the Rewards ranking and the polls, though the teams appearing as #15-#20 in the polls didn't agree with where Rewards placed them. Ignoring (i.e. removing) the three teams on probation, Oklahoma (7-4-1) was the team with the largest discrepancy, ending up #26 in the Rewards ranking, though they were voted as the #17 team in the AP poll (those three teams on probation were removed from the final AP ranking, and all others were bumped up to arrive at this number) and #14 in the UPI (where teams on probation can't be voted for).

(This page last modified July 05, 2007 .)