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Other Final Division I-A Polls

USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll

Voted on by panel of 59 Division I-A head coaches; winning team receives the Sears Trophy (originally the McDonald's Trophy, 1991-93); first place votes in parentheses with total points (based on 25 for 1st, 24 for 2nd, etc.).

  Pts
1Florida St. (59)1475
2Nebraska1390
3Virginia Tech1366
4Wisconsin1283
5Michigan1189
6Kansas St.1188
7Michigan St.1117
8Alabama1042
9Tennessee985
10Marshall956
11Penn St.840
12Mississippi St.810
13So. Mississippi763
14Florida713
15Miami-FL605
16Georgia505
17Minnesota395
18Oregon375
19Arkansas357
20Texas A&M344
21Georgia Tech.337
22Mississippi231
23Texas173
24Stanford155
25Illinois139
Other teams receiving votes: East Carolina (119 pts); Purdue (118); TCU (54); Colorado (49); Hawaii (27); Utah (21); BYU (17); Colorado St. (9); Wake Forest (8); Ohio St. and Syracuse (6); Washington (4); Boise St. and Oklahoma (2).

FWAA Poll

Voted on by a five-man panel comprised of Tony Barnhart of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mark Blaudschun of the Boston Globe, Chris Dufresne of the Los Angeles Times, Tom Shatel of the Omaha World-Herald, and Dick Weiss of the New York Daily News. Each selector voted for one team.

Winning team receives the Grantland Rice Award, given since 1954.

Florida St. (5)

NFF's MacArthur Bowl

In the past the MacArthur Bowl was awarded following a vote by a panel of members of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame but since the advent of the Bowl Championship Series it has been awarded to the BCS champion; winning team receives the NFF's MacArthur Bowl, given since 1959; The McArthur Bowl was the gift of an anonymous donor in the name of General Douglas MacArthur who served for several years as chairman of the Foundation's National Advisory Board. Almost 400 ounces of silver went into the bowl which represents a huge stadium with rows of seats carved in relief.

Florida St.

NY Times Computer Ratings

Based on an analysis of each team's scores with emphasis on three factors: who won, by what margin, and against what quality of opposition. Computer balances lop-sided scores, notes home field advantage, and gives late-season games more weight than those played earlier in the schedule.

The top team is assigned a rating of 1.000, ratings of all other teams reflect their strength relative to strength of No. 1 team. Rankings include all regular season games.

 Rating
1Florida St.1.000
2Nebraska.910
3Michigan.858
4Virginia Tech.840
5Michigan St..835
6Alabama.831
7Kansas St..829
8Wisconsin.826
8Miami-FL.825
10Marshall.775
11Tennessee.773
12Penn St..771
13Oregon.759
14Illinois.748
15Utah.744
16La. Tech.737
17Mississippi St..717
18So. Mississippi.699
19Arkansas.693
 Boise St..693
21Colorado St..681
22Colorado.677
23Florida.661
24Minnesota.656
25Georgia Tech.653

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