Just a handful of games were played last week, but enough games to rearrange the rankings. The Florida Gators are my new number one team by beating undefeated Alabama 31-20. The Crimson Tide fell down to number five. Oklahoma stayed at number two followed by Texas and Penn State. Ball State tumbled out of the top ten to number 22 after falling to Buffalo. Missouri and Boston College dropped out. East Carolina and Iowa moved into the rankings. All the games are big now since they are all Bowl Games. The Bowls are highlighted by a Florida-Oklahoma National Championship Game. The regular season is over I will be back in January after the Bowl Games are completed to doone last rankings.
1) Florida (12-1) beat Alabama 31-20 to win the SEC. The Gators will meet #2 Oklahoma in the National Championship Game in Miami on January 8.
2) Oklahoma (12-1) beat Missouri to win the BIG XII 62-21. The Sooners will meet The Gators in the National Championship Game in Miami on January 8.
3) Texas (11-1) made a compelling case blasting Texas A&M 49-9. The Longhorns go to the Fiesta Bowl against #10 Ohio State on January 5.
4) Penn State (11-1) meets #6 USC in the Rose Bowl January 1.
5) Alabama (12-1) lost to Florida 31-20. The Crimson Tide meets Utah in the Sugar Bowl on January 2.
6) USC (11-1) beat UCLA 28-7. USC faces Penn State in the Rose Bowl January 1.
7) Texas Tech (11-1) will meet 323 Mississippi in the Cotton Bowl on January 2.
8) Utah (12-0) faces #5 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on January 2.
9) Boise State (12-0) will face #11 TCU in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl December 23.
10) Ohio State (10-2) will play a Texas tame with a chip on the shoulders in the Fiesta Bowl on January 5.
11) TCU (10-2) will meet #9 Boise State in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl December 23.
12) Cincinnati (11-2) beat Hawaii 29-24. Cincinnati meets #21 Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl January 1.
13) Oklahoma State (9-3) will meet #16 Oregon in the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl December 30.
14) Michigan State (9-3) faces #18 Georgia in the Capital One Bowl January 1.
15) Georgia Tech (9-3) will meet LSU December 31 in the Chick-fil-A Bowl
16) Oregon (9-3) will meet #13 Oklahoma State December 30 in the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl.
17) Pittsburgh (9-3) crushed Connecticut 34-10. The Panthers will meet Oregon State December 31 in the Brut Sun Bowl.
18) Georgia (9-3) faces #14 Michigan State in the Capital One Bowl January 1.
19) Northwestern (9-3) meets Missouri in the Valero Alamo Bowl December 29.
20) BYU (10-2) faces Arizona in the Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl December 20.
21) Virginia Tech (9-4) beat Boston College 30-12. Virginia Tech meets #12 Cincinnati in the Orange Bowl January 1.
22) Ball State (12-1) lost to Buffalo in MAC championship 42-24. Ball State will meet Tulsa January 6 in the GMAC Bowl.
23) Mississippi (8-4) will meet #7 Texas Tech in the Cotton Bowl January 2.
24) East Carolina (9-4) defeated Tulsa 27-24 to win Conference USA Championship. The Pirates meet Kentucky in the Liberty Bowl January 2.
25) Iowa (8-4) won five of their last six including a win over Penn State. Four losses came to teams still ranked, by a total of 12 points. Iowa will face South Carolina January 1 in the Outback Bowl.
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