I won't dwell on the outstanding bowl season we got to enjoy this year, since I will be posing regarding those games, and my thoughts on the results soon.
Here is the final standings for this season.
The bowl season gave us a lot of shuffling, and it really does feel like a good 'truing up' of the rankings. The only items that will likely look out of place are Georgia ahead of Nebraska and Louisville outside the top 20.
Well, Georgia made enough noise early in the year that it still carried enough weight at the end to keep them ahead of the Huskers. If healthy, I truly believe that the Dawgs may have made a real run at the title foe their division, if not their conference. Oh, and we all know what happens if you win the SEC.
Lousville is a very good team. Noone can deny that, but they just didn't face many top level tests this season. Their best game was against Blake Bortles and UCF, and they lost. They SoS was the lowest in the top 30, and they paid for it. Their move to the ACC next season will help, course losing their coach and Teddy Ballgame won't help.
Congrats to the Noles and Tigers on playing the best title game since Vince won the Rose Bowl, and thanks to all the players and coaches for a truly great season.
Oh, and the....
The SEC is still the best overall conference in football, but this bowl season shot some holes in their claim that they are head and shoulders above everyone else. Both division winners lost their bowl games. The PAC-12 had more teams in the top 15 than they did. It's going to be interesting with Louisville joining the ACC as well. If Petrino can work his magic, and stay out of his own way, the top 3 in the ACC may be a solid matchup for any other 3 in any other conference with FSU and Clemson looking to reload.
I can't wait.
P.S. Good Bye BCS, and thanks for getting it right the last year.