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Dynasty. Tide did it with offense this time around, too.
2. Texas A&M Aggies
I was a bit torn on this one, as I've been really impressed by how Georgia has played down the stretch. But honestly, TAMU might have been the best team in the nation over the last few weeks of the season. They beat the national champs on the road, and they thoroughly dismantled a respectable opponent in their bowl game.
Again, dropping them here isn't really a knock on them as much as it is how impressed I am by TAMU. Georgia got a solid win in the Capital One Bowl and very well could have been the team embarrassing Notre Dame for the BCS Championship. With Aaron Murray coming back, they'll have another shot at the title next season, although they've got work to do to replace the departing defensive talent.
The Gators uneven play over the course of the season caught up with them in the Sugar Bowl, where they gave the SEC its biggest black eye of the bowl season. The lack of discipline shown by Florida in this game was kind of astounding after the focused performance against FSU.
The Gamecocks got to 11 wins via one of the season's best bowl games, a thrilling win over Michigan. Jadeveon Clowney will enter his junior season as perhaps the face of college football.
6. LSU Tigers
LSU gave the SEC its other bowl blemish by letting Clemson come from behind and win the game on a last-second kick. LSU's offensive playcalling has been rightfully questioned after this game.
Nine wins for Vandy? James Franklin is doing a lot of things right in Nashville.
8. Ole Miss Rebels
The Rebels picked up a solid bowl win over Pitt. Hugh Freeze seems to have this team headed in the right direction.
Earned the ignominious distinction of being the first team to lose to Northwestern in a bowl since the Truman administration to cap off an epic, if somewhat expected, fall from grace over the second half of the season.
10. Missouri Tigers
13. Auburn Tigers