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2001–02 NCAA football bowl games

The 2001–02 NCAA football bowl games concluded the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Miami Hurricanes won the BCS National Championship Game over the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 37–14.

2001–02 NCAA football bowl games
2001 Bowls-USA-states.svg
Number of bowl games per state.
Season2001
Number of bowls25
All-star games5
Bowl gamesDecember 18, 2001 –
January 3, 2002
National ChampionshipRose Bowl
Location of ChampionshipRose Bowl Stadium
Pasadena, California
ChampionsMiami Hurricanes
Bowl record by conference
Conference Bowls Record Final AP Poll
SEC 8 5–3 (0.625) 5
Big 12 8 3–5 (0.375) 4
ACC 6 4–2 (0.667) 3
Big Ten 6 2–4 (0.333) 2
Big East 5 4–1 (0.800) 4
Pac-10 5 2–3 (0.400) 4
Conference USA 4 1–3 (0.250) 1
Mountain West 3 2–1 (0.667) 1
MAC 2 2–0 (1.000) 1
WAC 2 0–2 (0.000) 0
Sun Belt 1 0–1 (0.000) 0
Number of bowl teams per state.

A total of 25 team-competitive games were played—starting on December 18, 2001, and ending on January 3, 2002—with participation by 50 bowl-eligible teams. North Texas entered the New Orleans Bowl with a losing record of 5–6; they were able to play in a bowl game by being co-champions of the Sun Belt Conference, having compiled a 5–1 conference record.[1] An additional five all-star games were played, ending with the Hula Bowl on February 2, 2002. One bowl game was established for the 2001–02 season, the New Orleans Bowl. The number of bowl games remained static from the previous season due to the dissolution of the Aloha Bowl after 19 seasons.

Contents

Poll rankingsEdit

The below table lists top teams (per polls taken after the completion of the regular season and any conference championship games), their win-loss records (prior to bowl games), and the bowls they later played in. The AP column represents rankings per the AP Poll,[2] while the BCS column represents the Bowl Championship Series rankings.[3]

AP BCS Team W–L Bowl
1
1
Miami Hurricanes
11–0
Rose Bowl  
2
4
Oregon Ducks
10–1
Fiesta Bowl  
3
3
Colorado Buffaloes
10–2
Fiesta Bowl  
4
2
Nebraska Cornhuskers
11–1
Rose Bowl  
5
5
Florida Gators
9–2
Orange Bowl  
6
10
Maryland Terrapins
10–1
Orange Bowl  
7
8
Illinois Fighting Illini
10–1
Sugar Bowl  
8
6
Tennessee Volunteers
10–2
Florida Citrus Bowl
9
7
Texas Longhorns
10–2
Holiday Bowl
10
11
Oklahoma Sooners
10–2
Cotton Bowl Classic
11
9
Stanford Cardinal
9–2
Seattle Bowl
12
13
LSU Tigers
9–3
Sugar Bowl  
13
12
Washington State Cougars
9–2
Sun Bowl
14
14
South Carolina Gamecocks
8–3
Outback Bowl
15
Virginia Tech Hokies
8–3
Gator Bowl
16
Georgia Bulldogs
8–3
Music City Bowl
17
Michigan Wolverines
8–3
Florida Citrus Bowl
18
Syracuse Orangemen
9–3
Insight.com Bowl
19
BYU Cougars
12–1
Liberty Bowl
20
Fresno State Bulldogs
11–2
Silicon Valley Football Classic
21
15
Washington Huskies
8–3
Holiday Bowl
22
Ohio State Buckeyes
7–4
Outback Bowl
23
Louisville Cardinals
10–2
Liberty Bowl
24
Florida State Seminoles
7–4
Gator Bowl
25
Toledo Rockets
9–2
Motor City Bowl

  denotes a BCS bowl game

Non-BCS bowlsEdit

Date Time Game Site Matchup Ref.
Dec 18 8:00 PM New Orleans Bowl Louisiana Superdome
New Orleans, Louisiana
Colorado State 45, North Texas 20 [4]
Dec 19 8:00 PM GMAC Bowl Ladd–Peebles Stadium
Mobile, Alabama
Marshall 64, East Carolina 61 (2 OT) [5]
Dec 20 7:30 PM Tangerine Bowl Citrus Bowl
Orlando, Florida
Pittsburgh 34, N.C. State 19 [6]
Dec 25 3:30 PM Las Vegas Bowl Sam Boyd Stadium
Whitney, Nevada
Utah 10, USC 6 [7]
Dec 27 4:00 PM Seattle Bowl Safeco Field
Seattle, Washington
Georgia Tech 24, Stanford 14
7:30 PM Independence Bowl Independence Stadium
Shreveport, Louisiana
Alabama 14, Iowa State 13
Dec 28 1:30 PM Galleryfurniture.com Bowl Houston Astrodome
Houston, Texas
Texas A&M 28, TCU 9
5:00 PM Music City Bowl Adelphia Coliseum
Nashville, Tennessee
Boston College 20, Georgia 16
8:30 PM Holiday Bowl Qualcomm Stadium
San Diego, California
Texas 47, Washington 43
Dec 29 12:00 PM Motor City Bowl Ford Field
Detroit, Michigan
Toledo 23, Cincinnati 16
3:30 PM Alamo Bowl Alamodome
San Antonio, Texas
Iowa 19, Texas Tech 16
5:30 PM Insight Bowl Bank One Ballpark
Phoenix, Arizona
Syracuse 26, Kansas State 3
Dec 31 12:00 PM Sun Bowl Sun Bowl Stadium
El Paso, Texas
Washington State 33, Purdue 27
12:30 PM Humanitarian Bowl Bronco Stadium
Boise, Idaho
Clemson 49, Louisiana Tech 24
3:00 PM Silicon Valley Football Classic Spartan Stadium
San Jose, California
Michigan State 44, Fresno State 35
4:00 PM Liberty Bowl Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Memphis, Tennessee
Louisville 28, BYU 10
7:30 PM Peach Bowl Georgia Dome
Atlanta, Georgia
North Carolina 16, Auburn 10
Jan 1 11:00 AM Outback Bowl Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, Florida
South Carolina 31, Ohio State 28
11:00 AM Cotton Bowl Classic Cotton Bowl
Dallas, Texas
Oklahoma 10, Arkansas 3
12:30 PM Gator Bowl Alltel Stadium
Jacksonville, Florida
Florida State 30, Virginia Tech 17
1:00 PM Florida Citrus Bowl Citrus Bowl
Orlando, Florida
Tennessee 45, Michigan 17

All times are in Eastern Time.[8]

BCS bowlsEdit

All-star gamesEdit

Date Game Winning Team Losing Team Venue City
January 12, 2002 Paradise Bowl West All-Stars 33 Utah-Colorado All-Stars 30 Hansen Stadium St. George, Utah
January 12, 2002 East–West Shrine Game West Team 21 East Team 13 SBC Park San Francisco, California
January 26, 2002 Gridiron Classic Team Florida 42 Team USA 13 Citrus Bowl Orlando, Florida
January 26, 2002 Senior Bowl South Team 41 North Team 26 Ladd–Peebles Stadium Mobile, Alabama
February 2, 2002 Hula Bowl South 45 North 28 War Memorial Stadium Wailuku, Hawaii
Senior Bowl

Source: [9][10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "College Football Teams Which Played in Bowl Games Despite Losing Records". thesportsseer.com. December 30, 2013. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  2. ^ "Polls: Associated Press (Writers)". South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. December 10, 2001. p. 43. Retrieved December 7, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Final BCS Rankings". South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. December 10, 2001. p. 43. Retrieved December 7, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "New Orleans Bowl History". Archived from the original on 16 January 2008. Retrieved 24 December 2009.
  5. ^ "Leftwich throws for 576 yards in 64–61 GMAC Bowl win". CNN. Retrieved 24 December 2009.
  6. ^ "Pittsburgh 34, North Carolina St. 19". CNN. Retrieved 24 December 2009.
  7. ^ "Utah vs. USC". USA Today. Retrieved 24 December 2009.
  8. ^ "Bowl Schedule". South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. December 10, 2001. p. 43. Retrieved December 7, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "2002 Senior Bowl recap". Archived from the original on 2009-12-09. Retrieved 24 December 2009.
  10. ^ "Randle El To Wear His Customary No. 11 in Senior Bowl". Retrieved 24 December 2009.