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2002 Year Summary

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National Champion: Ohio State (AP, BCS, FWAA, NFF, USA-ESPN)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Carson Palmer (Southern California)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: Jim Tressel (Ohio State)

AP Preseason #1: Miami (FL) ▪ AP Final #1: Ohio State

Conference Summary

Sorted by SRS
Overall Bowls SRS Polls
Rk Conference Schs G W L Pct G W L Pct SRS SOS Pre Final Champion
1 Pacific-10 Conference 10 127 72 55 .567 7 2 5 .286 7.74 4.78 4 2 Southern California
Washington State
2 Southeastern Conference 12 154 89 65 .578 7 3 4 .429 6.32 3.58 5 3 Georgia
3 Big 12 Conference 12 157 90 67 .573 8 5 3 .625 6.12 3.22 5 4 Oklahoma
4 Big Ten Conference 11 141 82 59 .582 7 5 2 .714 5.88 3.42 5 4 Iowa
Ohio State
5 Atlantic Coast Conference 9 119 66 53 .555 7 4 3 .571 5.56 3.67 2 4 Florida State
6 Big East Conference 8 102 58 44 .569 5 3 2 .600 3.92 1.86 2 4 Miami (FL)
7 Independent 6 71 35 36 .493 1 0 1 .000 -2.87 -2.35 0 1
8 Mountain West Conference 8 101 46 55 .455 3 0 3 .000 -3.63 -2.17 0 0 Colorado State
9 Conference USA 10 125 57 68 .456 5 2 3 .400 -4.37 -3.20 1 1 Cincinnati
Texas Christian
10 Mid-American Conference 14 171 80 91 .468 2 1 1 .500 -6.82 -5.18 1 1 Marshall
11 Western Athletic Conference 10 125 56 69 .448 3 2 1 .667 -7.21 -4.60 0 1 Boise State
12 Sun Belt Conference 7 86 33 53 .384 1 1 0 1.000 -9.28 -4.61 0 0 North Texas

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 8/26 9/2 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/1 12/8 Final
Ohio State Big Ten 13 10 8 6 6 6 5 5 4 4 6 3 2 2 2 2 2 1
Miami (FL) Big East 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2
Georgia SEC 8 8 10 9 8 8 7 6 5 5 5 7 7 6 5 4 4 3
Southern California Pac-10 20 20 18 17 11 18 18 20 19 15 11 10 8 7 6 5 5 4
Oklahoma Big 12 2 1 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 1 4 4 3 8 8 5
Texas Big 12 4 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 8 7 7 4 4 11 10 9 9 6
Kansas State Big 12         25 15 13 19 17 20 14 12 11 10 8 6 6 7
Iowa Big Ten             24 17 15 13 9 6 6 5 4 3 3 8
Michigan Big Ten 12 13 7 7 14 14 14 13 11 8 15 13 12 12 12 13 12 9
Washington State Pac-10 11 12 11 10 16 16 17 12 10 9 8 5 3 3 9 7 7 10
Alabama SEC             22   24 19 12 11 10 9 14 14 13 11
North Carolina State ACC   25 21 19 17 17 16 14 13 12 10 14 22   21 17 17 12
Maryland ACC 21 21                     19 18 25 21 20 13
Auburn SEC               24         24   20 20 19 14
Boise State WAC                           23 19 19 18 15
Penn State Big Ten 24 24     15 12 20 15 20 18 20 19 16 15 11 10 10 16
Notre Dame Ind     23 20 12 10 9 8 7 6 4 9 9 8 7 11 11 17
Virginia Tech Big East 16 16 12 11 7 5 4 4 3 3 3 8 13 13 22 18 21 18
Pittsburgh Big East                       22 18 17 17 25 24 19
Colorado Big 12 7 7 17 18         23 21 13 18 17 16 13 12 14 20
Florida State ACC 3 5 5 5 5 4 11 9 12 11 18 17 15 14 23 16 16 21
Virginia ACC                                   22
Texas Christian CUSA                         25 22       23
Marshall MAC 19 19 16 16                           24
West Virginia Big East                             24 15 15 25
School Conf Pre 8/26 9/2 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/1 12/8 Final
Air Force MWC               21 18 22                
Arizona State Pac-10                   23 16 25            
Arkansas SEC                               22 25  
Bowling Green State MAC                 25 24 21 20            
California Pac-10         23                          
Colorado State MWC     19 24   25 25       24 24 21 20 16 24 23  
Florida SEC 6 6 6 12 10 7 6 16       23 20 19 15 23 22  
Iowa State Big 12         21 19 15 11 9 17 22 21            
Louisiana State SEC 14 14 24 25 24 22 21 18 14 10 17 16 14 21 18      
Louisville CUSA 17 17                                
Michigan State Big Ten 18 18 15 15                            
Minnesota Big Ten                   25 23              
Mississippi SEC               25 21                  
Nebraska Big 12 10 9 9 8 18 20                        
Oregon Pac-10 15 15 13 13 9 9 8 7 6 14 19 15 23          
Oregon State Pac-10           23                        
South Carolina SEC 22 22 22                              
Tennessee SEC 5 4 4 4 4 11 10 10 16 16 25              
Texas A&M Big 12 23 23 20 21 19 24 23                      
Texas Tech Big 12                           24        
UCLA Pac-10       23 20                 25        
Washington Pac-10 9 11 14 14 13 13 12 22 22                  
Wisconsin Big Ten 25   25 22 22 21 19 23                    

Year Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Brian Jones* (Toledo) 70.2
2. Matt Schaub* (Virginia) 68.9
3. Byron Leftwich* (Marshall) 67.4
4. Kliff Kingsbury* (Texas Tech) 67.3
5. Charlie Frye (Akron) 65.8
6. Ryan Dinwiddie* (Boise State) 65.4
7. Bryan Randall* (Virginia Tech) 63.7
8. Ben Roethlisberger (Miami (OH)) 63.3
9. Carson Palmer* (Southern California) 63.2
10. Brian Lindgren (Idaho) 62.8

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Ryan Dinwiddie* (Boise State) 12.4
2. Brad Banks* (Iowa) 9.8
3. Byron Leftwich* (Marshall) 9.0
4. Ken Dorsey* (Miami (FL)) 8.6
5. Cory Paus* (UCLA) 8.6
6. Ryan Schneider (Central Florida) 8.5
7. Carson Palmer* (Southern California) 8.5
8. Jason Gesser* (Washington State) 8.4
9. Brian Jones* (Toledo) 8.3
10. Scott McBrien* (Maryland) 8.3

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Ryan Dinwiddie* (Boise State) 188.2
2. Brad Banks* (Iowa) 157.1
3. Byron Leftwich* (Marshall) 156.5
4. Brian Jones* (Toledo) 152.3
5. Ryan Schneider (Central Florida) 151.6
6. Carson Palmer* (Southern California) 149.1
7. Matt Schaub* (Virginia) 147.5
8. Jason Gesser* (Washington State) 146.4
9. Ken Dorsey* (Miami (FL)) 145.9
10. Cory Paus* (UCLA) 145.8

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Brandon Middleton (Houston) 24.1
2. Aaron Hosack* (Minnesota) 22.4
3. Andre Johnson* (Miami (FL)) 21.0
4. Jon Olinger* (Cincinnati) 20.6
5. Maurice Brown* (Iowa) 20.1
6. Jafar Williams* (Maryland) 20.1
7. James Terry* (Kansas State) 20.0
8. Joey Cuppari* (Colorado State) 20.0
9. Tab Perry* (UCLA) 19.9
10. Charles Rogers (Michigan State) 19.9

Punting Yards Per Punt

1. Matt Payne (Brigham Young) 47.6
2. Mark Mariscal* (Colorado) 47.6
3. Glenn Pakulak (Kentucky) 45.6
4. Andy Groom* (Ohio State) 45.0
5. Mat McBriar* (Hawaii) 44.8
6. Donnie Jones* (Louisiana State) 44.0
7. Greg Johnson (Vanderbilt) 43.8
8. Cody Scates (Texas A&M) 43.7
9. Dustin Colquitt* (Tennessee) 43.6
10. Jarad Preston (East Carolina) 43.4