- In 2007, there were a total of four different teams ranked number one in the AP poll - USC, LSU, Ohio State, and Missouri. In 2006, OSU was ranked number 1 all season until they lost to Florida in the BCS championship game. In 2005, USC was ranked number 1 all season until they lost to Texas in the BCS championship game. In 2004, USC was ranked number 1 all season. Anyway, you get the picture: compared to the past few seasons, there was lots of upheaval in the top spot.
- In 2007, there were a total of 8 different teams ranked number two in the AP poll - LSU, USC, California, South Florida, Boston College, Oregon, Kansas, and West Virginia. Of all those teams, only one (LSU) jumped up to number one after being number 2. And LSU did it twice. Also, of all those teams, only three (LSU obviously, Kansas, and WVU) are playing in New Years bowl games.
- In 2005, the top 2 in the rankings were USC-Texas (in that order) for the entire season - until Texas beat USC in the champioship game. In 2004, the top 2 in the rankings were USC-Oklahoma (in that order) for the entire season - until USC beat the Sooners in the championship game and undefeated Auburn took over the number 2 spot.
All in all, I thought this was a great college football season. I think it's much more interesting when more teams are jockeying for position at the top rather than a couple powerhouse teams just mowing everyone down and cruising to the BCS championship. Here's to my favorite season of the year - Bowl Season.