PROTEST PLAYOFF '02: Data and Analysis

Finally, the long-promised conclusion to the 2002 Protest Playoff. After a nice bye week, it's time to get this thing rolling again.

Selection Sunday may show up a little later than normal tomorrow, but I promise I will get it up at some point. Big 12 Outlook, too, if I am especially productive. Right now, I need something to take my mind off yet another home loss to the stinking Hawks.

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

The 2002 FBS Playoff Field

2002

 

Final Associated Press Poll (with final game result)

  1. Oklahoma (15-2) - beat Washington State 41-24 in the Fiesta Bowl
  2. Ohio State (14-1) - lost to Oklahoma 3-14 in the Holiday Bowl
  3. Georgia (13-2) - lost to USC 10-44 in the Cotton Bowl
  4. Washington State (13-3) - lost to Oklahoma 24-41 in the Fiesta Bowl
  5. Miami (12-2) - lost to Virginia 24-48 in the Continental Tire Bowl
  6. Boise State (12-2) - lost to Washington State 35-39 in the Rose Bowl
  7. USC (12-3) - lost to Oklahoma 9-16 in the Sugar Bowl
  8. Kansas State (12-3) - lost to Washington State 3-13 in the Orange Bowl
  9. Marshall (11-2) - beat Louisville 38-15 in the GMAC Bowl
  10. Texas (11-3) - beat LSU 35-20 in the Independence Bowl
  11. Iowa (11-3) - lost to UCLA 17-27 in the Las Vegas Bowl
  12. NC State (11-3) - beat Notre Dame 28-6 in the Gator Bowl
  13. Maryland (11-3) - beat Tennessee 30-3 in the Peach Bowl
  14. TCU (10-2) - beat Colorado State 25-3 in the Liberty Bowl
  15. Michigan (10-3) - beat Florida 38-30 in the Outback Bowl
  16. Alabama (10-3) - beat Hawai'i 21-16 (ineligible for postseason play due to NCAA sanctions)
  17. Notre Dame (10-3) - lost to NC State 6-28 in the Gator Bowl
  18. Virginia Tech (10-4) - beat Air Force 20-13 in the San Francisco Bowl
  19. Auburn (9-4) - beat Penn State 13-9 in the Tangerine Bowl
  20. Penn State (9-4) - lost to Auburn 9-13 in the Tangerine Bowl
  21. Pittsburgh (9-4) - beat Oregon State 38-13 in the Insight Bowl
  22. West Virginia (9-4) - lost to North Texas 22-25 in the New Orleans Bowl
  23. Colorado (9-5) - lost to Wisconsin 28-31 in the Alamo Bowl
  24. Virginia (9-5) - beat Miami 48-24 in the Continental Tire Bowl
  25. Florida State (9-6) - lost to Fresno State 13-30 in the Silicon Valley Classic

 

The Champions

Real BCS

TennesseeRight FloridaStateRight OklahomaRight MiamiRight
1998 1999 2000 2001
Tennessee Volunteers Florida State Seminoles Oklahoma Sooners Miami Hurricanes
OhioStateRight
2002
Ohio State Buckeyes

 

Sim-FBS

KansasStateRight KansasStateRight FloridaStateRight FloridaRight
1998 1999 2000 2001
Kansas State Wildcats Kansas State Wildcats Florida State Seminoles Florida Gators
OklahomaRight
2002
Oklahoma Sooners

 

Playoff Participation

2002participation16

 

2002participation8

 

2002participation4

 

2002participation2

 

Playoff Records

2002coach

 

2002conference

 

2002seed-1

 

2002seed-all

 

2002team

 

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 | Data

2002: Selection Sunday | Sweet 16 (1) | Sweet 16 (2) | Elite 8 | Final 4 | Fiesta

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