Final AP Poll: Florida State Clear Number One
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)
3. Michigan State
4. South Carolina
12. Ohio State
17. Oklahoma State
18. Texas A&M
20. Notre Dame
21. Arizona State
The Twitter world reacted to the always controversial rankings:
Of course Michigan St. gets penalized for winning, and Auburn gets rewarded for losing. #APPoll
— Kevin Lewis (@TheKevinLewis) January 7, 2014
#APpoll you are tacky and I hate you
— Jacob White (@JakeW22) January 7, 2014
— Linda Carol Trotter (@LindaCarolRN) January 7, 2014
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?
Image via Twitter