PROTEST PLAYOFF '03: Data and Analysis

A few days late, but that tends to happen when your town has intermittent blackouts and Internet outages thanks to freezing rain. Thanks for your patience, Cat fans.

Anyhow, I'm back up and running now, so it's time to play catch-up. First, I will post the actual blog entry for 2003 data/analysis, then some time later, I will roll out the selection field for 2004, the first of many seasons to come without our beloved Wildcats participating. I hope the general college football fans here will still peruse these, though.

By the way, when I get that posted, it will be my first "original" Protest Playoff post in over a month. The moral of the story is: Don't take a break from a once-a-day behavior, because before you know it, a month has passed and you haven't accomplished anything. Pretty annoying, really.

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

The 2003 FBS Playoff Field

2003

 

Final Associated Press Poll (with final game result)

  1. Boise State (16-1) - beat LSU 38-21 in the Sugar Bowl
  2. LSU (15-2) - lost to Boise State 21-38 in the Sugar Bowl
  3. Oklahoma (14-2) - lost to Boise State 20-30 in the Orange Bowl
  4. Miami University (13-2) - lost to Oklahoma 23-33 in the Fiesta Bowl
  5. Kansas State (13-4) - lost to LSU 24-34 in the Rose Bowl
  6. USC (12-2) - lost to Kansas State 20-27 in the Holiday Bowl
  7. TCU (11-2) - lost to Hawai'i 31-54 in the Fort Worth Bowl
  8. Ohio State (11-3) - beat Auburn 35-28 in the Music City Bowl
  9. Miami (11-3) - beat Michigan 16-14 in the Continental Tire Bowl
  10. Florida State (11-3) - lost to Boise State 3-35 in the Capital One Bowl
  11. Texas (11-3) - lost to LSU 10-39 in the Cotton Bowl
  12. Bowling Green (11-3) - beat Northwestern 28-24 in the Motor City Bowl
  13. Georgia (11-4) - beat Purdue 34-27 in overtime in the Citrus Bowl
  14. Michigan (10-4) - lost to Miami 14-16 in the Continental Tire Bowl
  15. Iowa (10-3) - beat Florida 37-17 in the Outback Bowl
  16. Washington State (10-3) - beat New Mexico 28-14 in the Las Vegas Bowl
  17. Ole Miss (10-3) - beat Oklahoma State 31-28 in the Independence Bowl
  18. Tennessee (10-3) - lost to Clemson 14-27 in the Peach Bowl
  19. Maryland (10-3) - beat West Virginia 41-7 in the Gator Bowl
  20. Nebraska (10-3) - beat Michigan State 17-3 in the Alamo Bowl
  21. Minnesota (10-3) - beat Oregon 31-30 in the Sun Bowl
  22. Utah (10-3) - beat Southern Miss 17-0 in the Liberty Bowl
  23. Purdue (9-4) - lost to Georgia 27-34 in overtime in the Citrus Bowl
  24. Clemson (9-4) - beat Tennessee 27-14 in the Peach Bowl
  25. Florida (8-5) - lost to Iowa 17-37 in the Outback Bowl

 

The Champions

Real BCS

TennesseeRight FloridaStateRight OklahomaRight MiamiRight
1998 1999 2000 2001
Tennessee Volunteers Florida State Seminoles Oklahoma Sooners Miami Hurricanes
OhioStateRight LSURight
2002 2003
Ohio State Buckeyes LSU Tigers

 

Sim-FBS

KansasStateRight KansasStateRight FloridaStateRight FloridaRight
1998 1999 2000 2001
Kansas State Wildcats Kansas State Wildcats Florida State Seminoles Florida Gators
OklahomaRight BoiseStateRight
2002 2003
Oklahoma Sooners Boise State Broncos

 

Playoff Participation

2003participation16

 

2003participation8

 

2003participation4

 

2003participation2

 

Playoff Records

2003coach

 

2003conference

 

2003seed-1

 

2003seed-all

 

2003team

 

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 | Data

2003: Selection Sunday | Sweet 16 (1) | Sweet 16 (2) | Elite 8 | Final 4 | Sugar

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