PROTEST PLAYOFF '05: Data and Analysis

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

The 2005 FBS Playoff Field

2005

 

Final Associated Press Poll (with final game result)

  1. USC (16-0) - beat Penn State 61-10 in the Rose Bowl
  2. Texas (14-1) - lost to Penn State 7-34 in the Fiesta Bowl
  3. Penn State (13-2) - lost to USC 10-61 in the Rose Bowl
  4. West Virginia (11-2) - beat Florida State 38-23 in the Tangerine Bowl
  5. LSU (11-2) - beat Georgia Tech 40-10 in the Peach Bowl
  6. Virginia Tech (11-2) - beat Louisville 35-24 in the Gator Bowl
  7. TCU (11-2) - lost to Penn State 3-16 in the Holiday Bowl
  8. Ohio State (11-3) - lost to USC 38-48 in the Sugar Bowl
  9. Georgia (11-3) - lost to Ohio State 14-16 in the Capital One Bowl
  10. Alabama (10-2) - beat Texas Tech 13-10 in the Independence Bowl
  11. UCLA (10-2) - beat Northwestern 50-38 in the Sun Bowl
  12. Notre Dame (10-3) - lost to Texas 14-21 in the Cotton Bowl
  13. Oregon (10-3) - lost to Oklahoma 14-17 in the Poinsettia Bowl
  14. Wisconsin (10-3) - beat Auburn 24-10 in the Citrus Bowl
  15. Miami (10-3) - lost to USC 38-41 in the Orange Bowl
  16. Florida (9-3) - beat Iowa 31-24 in the Outback Bowl
  17. Boston College (9-3) - beat Boise State 27-21 in the MPC Computers Bowl
  18. Louisville (9-3) - lost to Virginia Tech 24-35 in the Gator Bowl
  19. Texas Tech (9-3) - lost to Alabama 10-13 in the Cotton Bowl
  20. Auburn (9-4) - lost to Wisconsin 10-24 in the Citrus Bowl
  21. Clemson (8-4) - beat Colorado 19-10 in the Champs Sports Bowl
  22. Oklahoma (8-4) - beat Oregon 17-14 in the Poinsettia Bowl
  23. Nebraska (8-4) - beat Michigan 32-28 in the Alamo Bowl
  24. Cal (8-4) - beat BYU 35-28 in the Las Vegas Bowl
  25. Florida State (8-6) - lost to West Virginia 23-38 in the Tangerine Bowl

 

The Champions

Real BCS

TennesseeRight FloridaStateRight OklahomaRight MiamiRight
1998 1999 2000 2001
Tennessee Volunteers Florida State Seminoles Oklahoma Sooners Miami Hurricanes
OhioStateRight LSURight USCRight TexasRight
2002 2003 2004 2005
Ohio State Buckeyes LSU Tigers USC Trojans Texas Longhorns

 

Sim-FBS

KansasStateRight KansasStateRight FloridaStateRight FloridaRight
1998 1999 2000 2001
Kansas State Wildcats Kansas State Wildcats Florida State Seminoles Florida Gators
OklahomaRight BoiseStateRight USCRight USCRight
2002 2003 2004 2005
Oklahoma Sooners Boise State Broncos USC Trojans USC Trojans

 

Playoff Participation

2005part-16

 

2005part-8

 

2005part-4

 

2004part-2

 

Playoff Records

2005coach

 

2005conference

 

2005seed-1

 

2005seed-all

 

2005team

 

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 | Data

2004: Selection Sunday | Sweet 16 (1) | Sweet 16 (2) | Elite 8 | Final 4 | Orange | Data

2005: Selection Sunday | Sweet 16 (1) | Sweet 16 (2) | Elite 8 | Final 4 | Rose

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