My own views on everything afterwards, rating only the eight bowl teams.
Can't argue at all with USC at No. 1. One of the most impressive and dominant teams in recent memory.
Weakest teams were Pitt, Michigan, Texas, in that order (weakest to strongest, 8, 7, 6. Altogether a pretty sorry lot to be playing in these bowls) Big XII comes across again as a very overrated conference. Why do the pundits insist on giving Oklahoma and Texas a pass every year.
As to the middle tier, would probably do Auburn No. 2, Utah No. 3, Oklahoma No. 4, VT no. 5.
Remember How Utah pasted A&M, and then everyone later on had trouble with A&M, including Texas and Oklahoma. Course VT did not peak early either.
Most underrated conference was ACC.
Just my $.02 worth as always, lol,
and ps that does not take away from the excitement of the Michigan/Texas game with two evenly matched mediocre teams with a lot of tradition and INDIVIDUAL talent. If Michigan could have tackled the quarterback just one time, it would have won, but both the coach and players had attitude and motivational problems all year. Michigan could have been a great team with better coaching and play calling, less attention to the prima donas, and some focus.
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