DAVETGC'S Rankings and Predictions-117 NCAA-Division I Teams
Sunday, November 25, 2001 (ESPN/AP/BCS Polls/Bowl Predictions)
1-Miami-Florida 10-0 #1/1/1 Big East Champs/Rose Bowl
plays Virginia Tech on December 1st
2-Florida 9-1 #2/2/2/SEC Champs/Rose Bowl (loss to Auburn)
plays SEC title game vs. Auburn (rematch) or LSU on December 8th
3-Nebraska 11-1 #6/6/4/Sugar Bowl vs. Tennessee/Florida loser (Loss to Colorado)
4-Oklahoma 10-2 #11/11/9/Holiday Bowl vs. Washington (losses to Nebraska/Oklahoma State)
5--Texas 10-1 #3/3/3/Fiesta or Cotton Bowl vs. Maryland or Washington (loss to Oklahoma)
plays Colorado for Big 12 title on December 1st
6-Oregon 9-1. #5/4/5/PAC-10 Champs/Fiesta Bowl vs. Texas/Colorado winner (loss to Stanford)
plays Oregon State on December 1st
7-Tennessee 9-1 #4/5/6/Sugar, Cotton or Florida Citrus Bowl (loss to Georgia)
plays Florida on December 1st/SEC Title game vs. Auburn or LSU on December 8th
8-Illinois 10-1 #9/8/8/Big Ten Champs/Orange Bowl vs. Maryland (loss to Michigan)
9-BYU 11-0 #7/10/12/Mountain West Champs/Liberty Bowl vs. Louisville
plays at Mississippi State on December 1st /at Hawaii on Dec. 8th (hope they lose BOTH!!!)
10-Maryland 10-1 #7/7/11/ACC Champs/Orange Bowl vs. Illinois (loss to Florida State)
11-Colorado 9-2 #10/9/7/Cotton or Fiesta Bowl vs. Stanford or Oregon (losses to Texas/Fresno State)
plays Oklahoma for Big 12 Championship on December 1st
12-Washington 8-3 #20/19/14/Holiday Bowl vs. Oklahoma (losses to UCLA/Oregon State/Miami-Florida)
13-Washington State 9-2/#14/13/13/Sun Bowl vs. Penn State/Michigan State/Iowa (losses to Oregon/Washington)
14--Stanford 9-2 #12/12/10/Cotton or ??? Bowl vs. Colorado/Texas loser (losses to Washington/Washington State)
plays San Jose State
15-Michigan 8-3 #16/17/Florida Citrus Bowl vs. Auburn, Tennessee, Florida, LSU or South Carolina (losses to Washington/Michigan State/Ohio State)
16--South Carolina 8-3 #15/15/Peach Bowl vs. North Carolina (losses to Tennessee/Arkansas/Florida)
17-Syracuse 9-3/#17/18/Gator Bowl vs. Florida State/Georgia Tech winner (losses to Georgia Tech/Tennessee/Miami-FL)
18-Auburn 7-3 #22/25/Florida Citrus or Sugar Bowl (losses to Syracuse/Arkansas/Alabama)
plays at LSU/SEC title game vs. Florida or Tennessee on December 8th
19-Georgia 7-3 #19/16/15/Music City Bowl (losses to South Carolina/Florida/Auburn)
plays Houston
20-Virginia Tech 8-2 #13/14/Insight.com Bowl (losses to Pittsburgh/Syracuse)
plays Miami-FL on December 1st
21--Florida State 6-4 #27/26/Gator or Tangerine Bowl (losses to North Carolina/North Carolina State/Miami-FL/Florida)
plays Georgia Tech
22-UCLA 6-4 #35/33/Silicon Valley Bowl (losses to Oregon/Stanford/Washington State/USC)
plays Arizona State
23-Texas A&M 7-4 #33/34/Insight.com Bowl (losses to Oklahoma/Colorado/Texas Tech/Texas)
24-Boston College 7-4/#30/31/Music City Bowl (losses to Miami-FL/Stanford/Virginia Tech/Syracuse)
25-Arkansas 7-4/#28/29/Outback Bowl vs. Ohio State (losses to Georgia/Alabama/Tennessee/LSU)
26-Mississippi 6-4/Independence Bowl (losses to Arkansas/Auburn/Georgia/Mississippi State)
plays Vanderbilt on December 1st
27-LSU 7-3/#24/22/Florida Citrus or ??? Bowl (Losses to Tennessee/Florida/Mississippi)
plays Auburn on December 1st/SEC title game vs. Florida or Tennessee on December 8th
28-Ohio State 7-4/#25/23/Outback Bowl vs. Arkansas (Losses to UCLA/Wisconsin/Penn State/Illinois)
29-Georgia Tech 6-4 #26/28/Gator or Tangerine Bowl vs. Syracuse or (Losses to Virginia/Maryland/Clemson)
plays at Florida State
30-North Carolina 6-5/#32/35/Peach Bowl vs. South Carolina (Losses to Wake Forest/Oklahoma/Texas/Maryland/Georgia Tech)
plays SMU on December 1st

31-Texas Tech 7-4/#40/35/Alamo Bowl vs. Purdue (Losses to Texas/Kansas/Nebraska/Oklahoma)
32-Kansas State 6-5/-/#40/Independence Bowl (Losses to Nebraska/Oklahoma/Colorado/Texas Tech/Texas A&M)
33-Iowa State 7-4/#35/33/Gallery Furniture Bowl (Losses to Colorado/Kansas State/Nebraska/Texas A&M)
34-Clemson 5-5/Silicon Valley Bowl (Losses to Maryland/Virginia/North Carolina/Florida State/South Carolina)
plays Duke on December 1st
35-North Carolina State 7-4/#29/27/Seattle Bowl (Losses to North Carolina/Georgia Tech/Clemson)
36-Louisville 9-2 #23/24/Conference USA Champs/Liberty Bowl vs. BYU (Losses to Illinois/TCU)
37-Penn State 5-5/#38/40/Toilet Bowl (Losses to Michigan/Miami-FL/Wisconsin/Iowa/Illinois)
plays Virginia (must win to be bowl eligible)
38-Purdue 6-4 #36/-/Alamo Bowl vs. Texas Tech (Losses to Michigan/Ohio State/Illinois/Indiana)
plays Notre Dame on December 1st
39-Michigan State 5-5/Motor City Bowl vs. Toledo (Losses to Indiana/Minnesota/Northwestern/Purdue/Penn State)
plays Missouri on December 1st
40-Iowa 6-5/Sun, Tangerine or Silicon Valley Bowl (Losses to Michigan/Michigan State/Wisconsin/Purdue/Iowa State)
41--Fresno State 10-2 #21/21/Silicon Valley vs. Stanford (Losses to Boise State/Hawaii)
plays Utah State
42-Notre Dame 4-6/Toilet Bowl (Losses to Boston College/Texas A&M/Michigan State/Tennessee/Nebraska/Stanford)
plays at Purdue (Bob Davie's last game-Can you say Gerry Faust?)
43-Alabama 5-5/#36/-/Toilet Bowl
plays Southern Mississippi
44-Marshall 10-1/#18/20/GMAC Bowl vs. East Carolina (Loss to Florida)
plays at Toledo-MAC Championship
45-Southern Mississippi 6-3/-/#39/Gallery Furniture Bowl (Losses to Louisville/Memphis State/Penn State)
plays at Alabama/TCU
46-Utah 7-3/#31/33/New Orleans Bowl (Losses to Oregon/Colorado State/BYU)
plays at Air Force on December 1st
47-East Carolina 6-5/GMAC Bowl (Losses to Wake Forest/Syracuse/North Carolina/Louisville/Southern Mississippi)
48-Oregon State 5-5/Toilet Bowl (Losses to Fresno State/UCLA/Washington State/USC/Arizona State)-upset Washington
plays Oregon on December 1st
49-Southern California 6-5/#38/40/Seattle Bowl (Losses to Kansas State/Oregon/Stanford/Washington/Notre Dame)
50-Wake Forest 6-5/#41/-/Toilet Bowl (Losses to Maryland/Florida State/North Carolina State/Clemson)
51-Wisconsin 5-7/Toilet Bowl (Losses to Fresno State/Oregon/Michigan State/Indiana/Illinois/Michigan/Minnesota)
52-Virginia 4-7/Toilet Bowl
plays Penn State
53-Louisiana Tech 6-4/-/#38/WAC Champs/Silicon Valley Bowl (Losses to Auburn/Fresno State/Oklahoma State/Kansas State)
plays at Tulsa
54-Rice 8-4/Toilet Bowl (Losses to Nebraska/Louisiana Tech/Fresno State/SMU)
55-Colorado State 6-5/Las Vegas Bowl (Losses to Colorado/BYU/Fresno State/Louisville/San Diego State)
56-Boise State 8-4/-/#35/Humanitarian Bowl (Losses to South Carolina/Washington State/Rice/Louisiana Tech)
plays Central Michigan
57-Toledo 8-2 #33/30/GMAC or Motor City Bowl (Losses to Ball State/Bowling Green)
plays Marshall for MAC Championship
58-Miami-Ohio 7-5/Toilet Bowl (Losses to Michigan/Iowa/Marshall/Hawaii)
59--Bowling Green 8-3/Toilet Bowl (Losses to Western Michigan/Marshall/Miami-Ohio)
60-Northwestern 4-7/Toilet Bowl
61-Air Force 5-5/Toilet Bowl
plays Utah
62-Arizona 5-6/Toilet Bowl
63-Arizona State 4-6/Toilet Bowl
plays at UCLA
64-Middle Tennessee State 8-3/Sunbelt Champs/New Orleans Bowl (Losses to Mississippi/LSU/North Texas State)
65-Cincinnati 6-4/Motor City Bowl (Losses to Purdue/Miami-OH/Louisville/East Carolina)
plays Louisiana-Monroe
66-Hawaii 8-3/-/#37/Toilet Bowl (Losses to Boise State/Rice/Nevada)
plays BYU on December 8th
67--New Mexico 6-5/Toilet Bowl (Losses to Texas Tech/Baylor/Utah/BYU/Colorado State)
68-Texas Christian 5-5/Toilet Bowl
plays Southern Mississippi
69-Pittsburgh 5-5/Toilet Bowl (upset Virginia Tech)
plays Alabama-Birmingham
70--Alabama-Birmingham 6-4/Motor City or Toilet Bowl
plays Pittsburgh
71-Mississippi State 3-7/Toilet Bowl
plays BYU
72-Indiana 4-6/Toilet Bowl (upset Michigan State/Wisconsin/Purdue)
plays Kentucky on December 1st
73-UNLV 4-7/Toilet Bowl
74--Temple 4-7/Toilet Bowl
75--West Virginia 3-8/Toilet Bowl
76-Minnesota 4-7/Toilet Bowl
77-Kansas 3-8/Toilet Bowl (upset Texas Tech)
78-Northern Illinois 6-5/Toilet Bowl
79-South Florida 8-3/Toilet Bowl (Losses to Northern Illinois/Utah/Memphis State)
80-Central Florida 6-5/Toilet Bowl
81-Western Michigan 5-6/Toilet Bowl
82-Memphis State 5-6/Toilet Bowl
83-Missouri 4-6/Toilet Bowl
plays Michigan State on December 1st
84-Oklahoma State 4-7/Toilet Bowl (upset Louisiana Tech/Oklahoma)
85--New Mexico State 5-7/Toilet Bowl
86-Baylor 3-8/Toilet Bowl (upset New Mexico)
87-Vanderbilt 2-8/Toilet Bowl
plays at Mississippi on December 1st
88-Kentucky 2-8/Toilet Bowl
plays at Indiana on December 1st
89-California 1-10/Toilet Bowl
90-Troy State 6-4/Toilet Bowl
plays North Texas State on December 1st
91--San Diego State 3-8/Toilet Bowl
92--Kent State 6-5/Toilet Bowl
93--Ball State 5-6/Toilet Bowl (upset Toledo)
94--North Texas State 5-5/Sunbelt Co-Champs/Toilet Bowl
plays Troy State on December 1st
95-SMU 4-6/Toilet Bowl
96--Utah State 4-6/Toilet Bowl
97-Akron 4-7/Toilet Bowl
98--Rutgers 2-9/Toilet Bowl
99-Wyoming 2-9/Toilet Bowl (almost beat BYU)
100--Central Michigan 3-8/Toilet Bowl
100-Nevada 3-8/Toilet Bowl (upset Hawaii)
101-Texas-El Paso 2-9/Toilet Bowl
102-Army 2-8/Toilet Bowl
103-Tulane 3-9/Toilet Bowl
105-San Jose State 3-8/Toilet Bowl
106--Arkansas State 2-9/Toilet Bowl
107--Louisiana-Lafayette 3-8/Toilet Bowl
108--Louisiana-Monroe 2-8/Toilet Bowl
109-Tulsa 1-10/Toilet Bowl
110--Ohio University 1-10/Toilet Bowl
111-Connecticut 2-9/Toilet Bowl
112-Eastern Michigan 2-9/Toilet Bowl
113-Buffalo 2-7/Toilet Bowl
114-Houston 0-10/Toilet Bowl
115-Duke 0-10/Toilet Bowl
116-Navy 0-9/Toilet Bowl
117-Idaho 1-10/Toilet Bowl

Conference Rankings (teams in Top 25/50)
1-Southeastern-12 teams-(SEC)-6/9 (2 in Top 10-Florida/Tennessee; 2 in BCS)
9 bowl eligible teams (South Carolina/Auburn/Arkansas/Georgia/Mississippi/LSU/Alabama)
2-Big Twelve-12 teams-5/8 (4 in Top 11-Nebraska/Oklahoma/Texas/Colorado; 2 in BCS)
8 bowl eligible teams (Texas Tech/Texas A&M/Kansas State/Iowa State)
3-Pacific-10 teams (PAC-10)-5/7 (1 in Top 10-Oregon; 1 in BCS)
6 bowl eligible teams (Washington/Washington State/Stanford/USC/UCLA)
4-Big Ten-11 teams-2/7 (1 in Top 10-Illinois/1 in BCS)
7 bowl eligible teams (Michigan/Ohio State/Purdue/Iowa/Michigan State/Penn State)
5-ACC-9 teams-2/7 (1 in Top 10; 1 in BCS-Maryland)
7 bowl eligible teams (Georgia Tech/Florida State/North Carolina/North Carolina State/Clemson/Wake Forest)
6-Big East-8 teams-4/4 (1 in Top 10-Miami-FL)
5 bowl eligible teams (Syracuse/Virginia Tech/Boston College/Pittsburgh)

7-Conference USA-10 teams-0/3 (0 in Top 10-Louisville/East Carolina/Southern Mississippi/Cincinnati/UAB)
5 bowl eligible teams
8-Mid-American-13 teams (MAC)-0/1 (Marshall/Toledo/Miami-OH/Bowling Green)
4 bowl eligible teams
9-Mountain West-8 teams-1/2 (BYU/Utah/Colorado State)
3 bowl eligible teams
10-Western Athletic-10 teams (WAC)-0/1 (Fresno State/Louisiana Tech/Boise State)
3 bowl eligible teams
11-Sun Belt-7 teams-0/0 (North Texas State/Middle Tennessee State)
2 bowl eligible teams
12-Independents-5 teams-0/1 (South Florida/Central Florida/Notre Dame)