Final AP Poll: Florida State Clear Number One

    January 7, 2014
    Ann Casano
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All the bowl games are over. Last night, Florida State defeated Auburn 34-31 in an up and down battle in the BCS title game. That means the 2013 College Football Season is officially in the books and the final AP Poll rankings were released this morning.

Here’s a look:

1. Florida State (60)
2. Auburn
3. Michigan State
4. South Carolina
5. Missouri
6. Oklahoma
7. Alabama
8. Clemson
9. Oregon
10. UCF
11. Stanford
12. Ohio State
13. Baylor
14. LSU
15. Louisville
16. UCLA
17. Oklahoma State
18. Texas A&M
19. USC
20. Notre Dame
21. Arizona State
22. Wisconsin
23. Duke
24. Vanderbilt
25. Washington

The Twitter world reacted to the always controversial rankings:

This is the third time that BCS Champ Florida State has earned top dog in the AP Poll. The Seminoles also received all 60 first-place votes. One interesting fact about the AP Poll is that a bowl win doesn’t necessarily improve a squad’s ranking. For example, underdog Clemson University surprised Ohio State in the Orange Bowl by defeating them 40-35. However, that was still only good enough for 8th place. And even though Oklahoma defeated a heavily favored Alabama team, who many thought should have been playing instead of Auburn in the BCS title game last night, they still ranked outside of the top 5.

Tell us what you think about the final rankings?

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  • Twisting

    I hate the BCS and the rankings. Sixteen team playoff is what is needed. Settle it on the field. I know it won’t be perfect because it is still based to a certain degree on rankings, but it will be as good as it can get. Don’t tell they would lose money either. Please. People will still watch bowl games and a playoff system. In fact, if people were really smart. On half of the year should be college football and the other half should be pro. Football would sell all year round. The time after the NBA and before the Football season kills me. It is so boring.

    By the way, those kids aren’t there to learn. They are there to play football. An extra game or two won’t hurt them. They are already going to pass through college easily anyhow.