No surprises here.
No surprises here, either. The Gators bounced back from their SECCG performance and off-field drama to thoroughly rout Cincinnati in the Sugar Bowl.
The Rebels failed to meet their lofty preseason expectations, but they finished ranked after beating Oklahoma State in the Cotton. Not a bad season, all in all.
4. LSU Tigers
The Tigers lost an ugly game to Penn State in the Capital One Bowl. Are the vultures beginning to hover around Les Miles?
The Hogs capped off a decent season with a Liberty Bowl win over East Carolina. With Ryan Mallett returning, this could be a team to watch in 2010.
The Dawgs wrapped up a disappointing 2009 with a convincing victory in Shreveport.
The Tigers got a win in the Outback Bowl in one of the most exciting postseason games.
The Vols suffered a humiliating loss to Virginia Tech in the Peach Bowl. Granted, they didn't get a particularly favorable matchup.
The Gamecocks suffered perhaps the most embarrassing loss of the postseason in the Papa John's Bowl against UConn. Consistency remains in hiding in Columbia.
In another unfavorable matchup, the 'Cats lost to Clemson in Nashville.
Nothing changes here, as the Bulldogs didn't qualify for a bowl. They could be a team on the rise in 2010, though.
Vandy's forgettable 2009 was thankfully over before the bowl season.