PROTEST PLAYOFF '01: Data and Analysis

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

Go Cats! Beat the Longhorns!

The 2001 FBS Playoff Field

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Final Associated Press Poll (with final game result)

  1. Florida (13-2) - beat Texas 37-30 in the Rose Bowl
  2. Miami (13-1) - lost to Florida 20-21 in the Sugar Bowl
  3. Texas (13-3) - lost to Florida 30-37 in the Rose Bowl
  4. Nebraska (12-2) - lost to Maryland 33-37 in double overtime in the Cotton Bowl
  5. Maryland (12-2) - lost to Texas 9-62 in the Fiesta Bowl
  6. BYU (12-3) - lost to Louisville 10-28 in the Silicon Valley Bowl
  7. Oregon (11-2) - beat Purdue 38-27 in the Sun Bowl
  8. Oklahoma (11-2) - beat Arkansas 10-3 in the Independence Bowl
  9. Illinois (11-2) - lost to Miami 3-41 in the Orange Bowl
  10. Tennessee (11-3) - beat Michigan 45-17 in the Tangerine Bowl
  11. Colorado (11-3) - lost to Florida 26-48 in the Citrus Bowl
  12. Louisville (11-3) - beat BYU 28-10 in the Liberty Bowl
  13. Washington State (10-2) - beat TCU 33-9 in the Poinsettia Bowl
  14. Syracuse (10-3) - beat Kansas State 26-3 in the Insight.com Bowl
  15. Toledo (10-3) - lost to Texas 3-40 in the Holiday Bowl
  16. LSU (10-4) - beat Iowa State 47-13 in the Galleryfurniture.com Bowl
  17. South Carolina (9-3) - beat Ohio State 31-28 in the Outback Bowl
  18. Stanford (9-4) - lost to Georgia Tech 14-24 in the Seattle Bowl
  19. Florida State (8-4) - beat Virginia Tech 30-17 in the Gator Bowl
  20. Virginia Tech (8-4) - lost to Florida State 17-30 in the Gator Bowl
  21. Washington (8-4) - lost to Marshall 43-64 in the GMAC Bowl
  22. Michigan (8-4) - lost to Tennessee 17-45 in the Tangerine Bowl
  23. Boston College (8-4) - beat Georgia 20-16 in the Music City Bowl
  24. Georgia (8-4) - lost to Boston College 16-20 in the Music City Bowl
  25. Georgia Tech (8-5) - beat Stanford 24-14 in the Seattle 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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2001*

Miami Hurricanes | Florida Gators

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*(Real BCS | Sim-FBS): order is reversed to accommodate helmet non-reversibility

 

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 | Encore

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

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

2001: Selection Sunday | Sweet 16 (1) | Sweet 16 (2) | Elite 8 | Final 4 | Rose

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