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PROTEST PLAYOFF '98: Data and Analysis

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

Go Cats! Beat the Sooners!

The 1998 FBS Playoff Field

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Final Associated Press Poll (w/ final game result)

  1. Kansas State (15-1) - beat Ohio State 22-12 in the Fiesta Bowl
  2. Tennessee (13-1) - lost to Florida 17-27 in the Citrus Bowl
  3. Ohio State (13-2) - lost to Kansas State 12-22 in the Fiesta Bowl
  4. Florida State (13-2) - lost to Kansas State 0-6 in the Orange Bowl
  5. Tulane (12-1) - beat BYU 41-27 in the Liberty Bowl
  6. Arizona (12-2) - lost to Florida State 6-13 in the Holiday Bowl
  7. Air Force (12-2) - beat Washington 45-25 in the Oahu Bowl
  8. Marshall (12-2) - beat Louisville 48-29 in the Motor City Bowl
  9. Texas A&M (12-3) - lost to Kansas State 3-41 in the Cotton Bowl
  10. Wisconsin (11-2) - beat Nebraska 38-20 in the Alamo Bowl
  11. Florida (11-3) - lost to Ohio State 10-21 in the Sugar Bowl
  12. Georgia Tech (10-2) - beat Notre Dame 35-28 in the Gator Bowl
  13. UCLA (10-3) - lost to Georgia 31-35 in the Peach Bowl
  14. Michigan (10-3) - beat Arkansas 45-31 in the Tangerine Bowl
  15. Virginia (10-3) - lost to Ohio State 3-30 in the Rose Bowl
  16. Georgia (9-3) - beat UCLA 35-31 in the Peach Bowl
  17. Texas (9-3) - beat Mississippi State 38-11 in the Independence Bowl
  18. Arkansas (9-3) - lost to Michigan 31-45 in the Tangerine Bowl
  19. Penn State (9-3) - beat Kentucky 26-14 in the Outback Bowl
  20. Miami (9-3) - beat NC State 46-23 in the MicronPC Bowl
  21. Notre Dame (9-3) - lost to Georgia Tech 28-35 in the Gator Bowl
  22. Virginia Tech (9-3) - beat Alabama 38-7 in the Music City Bowl
  23. Nebraska (9-5) - lost to Wisconsin 20-38 in the Alamo Bowl
  24. Missouri (8-4) - beat Syracuse 34-10 in the Insight.com Bowl
  25. Colorado (8-4) - beat Oregon 51-43 in the Aloha Bowl

 

The Champions

(Sim-FBS | Real BCS)

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Kansas State Wildcats | Tennessee Volunteers

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Playoff Records

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BracketCat's Protest Playoff Archives

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