PROTEST PLAYOFF '00: Data and Analysis

Hit the jump for the full bracket and some assorted data and tables.

Go Cats! Beat the Buffaloes!

The 2000 FBS Playoff Field

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Final Associated Press Poll (with final game result)

  1. Florida State (15-1) - beat Nebraska 25-10 in the Orange Bowl
  2. Oklahoma (13-1) - lost to Nebraska 13-17 in the Cotton Bowl
  3. Miami (12-2) - lost to Florida State 14-37 in the Rose Bowl
  4. Virginia Tech (12-2) - lost to Nebraska 14-28 in the Fiesta Bowl
  5. Nebraska (12-3) - lost to Florida State 10-25 in the Orange Bowl
  6. Washington (11-2) - beat Purdue 34-24 in the Silicon Valley Bowl
  7. Oregon State (11-2) - beat Notre Dame 41-9 in the Insight.com Bowl
  8. TCU (11-2) - lost to Virginia Tech 17-29 in the Holiday Bowl
  9. Kansas State (11-4) - lost to Florida State 12-17 in the Sugar Bowl
  10. Oregon (10-3) - beat Texas 35-30 in the Poinsettia Bowl
  11. Colorado State (10-3) - beat Arkansas 22-14 in the Liberty Bowl
  12. Louisville (10-3) - lost to Miami 9-14 in the Citrus Bowl
  13. Florida (10-4) - lost to West Virginia 49-20 in the Music City Bowl
  14. Michigan (9-3) - beat Auburn 31-28 in the Tangerine Bowl
  15. Texas (9-3) - lost to Oregon 30-35 in the Poinsettia Bowl
  16. Notre Dame (9-3) - lost to Oregon State 9-41 in the Insight.com Bowl
  17. Clemson (9-3) - lost to Boston College 31-20 in the Gator Bowl
  18. Georgia Tech (9-3) - lost to LSU 28-14 in the Peach Bowl
  19. Auburn (9-4) - lost to Michigan 28-31 in the Tangerine Bowl
  20. Wisconsin (9-4) - beat UCLA 21-20 in the Sun Bowl
  21. South Carolina (8-4) - beat Ohio State 24-7 in the Outback Bowl
  22. Georgia (8-4) - beat Virginia 37-14 in the Oahu Bowl
  23. LSU (8-4) - beat Georgia Tech 28-14 in the Peach Bowl
  24. Mississippi State (8-4) - beat Texas A&M 43-41 in overtime in the Independence Bowl
  25. Purdue (8-5) - lost to Washington 24-34 in the Silicon Valley Bowl

 

The Champions

(Sim-FBS | Real BCS)

1998

Kansas State Wildcats | Tennessee Volunteers

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1999

Kansas State Wildcats | Florida State Seminoles

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2000

Florida State Seminoles | Oklahoma Sooners

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Playoff Participation

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Playoff Records

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All helmet images are courtesy of The Helmet Project. Check it out - it's pretty cool.

 

BracketCat's Protest Playoff Archives

1998: Selection Sunday | Sweet 16 (1) | Sweet 16 (2) | Elite 8 | Final 4 | Fiesta | Data

1999: Selection Sunday | Sweet 16 (1) | Sweet 16 (2) | Elite 8 | Final 4 | Sugar | Data

2000: Selection Sunday | Sweet 16 (1) | Sweet 16 (2) | Elite 8 | Final 4 | Orange

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