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Florida State's Timmy Jernigan celebrates with fans after the NCAA BCS National Championship college football game against Auburn Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. Florida State won 34-31. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
College football: Florida State is final No. 1; Utah State receives 2 nods
First Published Jan 07 2014 09:40 am • Last Updated Jan 07 2014 11:19 pm

Pasadena, Calif. • Move over SEC, Florida State is back on top.

Florida State finished No. 1 in the final Associated Press and USA Today college football polls, ending the Southeastern Conference’s record streak of seven national championships.

At a glance

Final AP Top 25 poll

Record;Pts;Pv

1. Florida St. (60);14-0;1,500;1

2. Auburn;12-2;1,428;2

3. Michigan St.;13-1;1,385;4

4. South Carolina;11-2;1,247;8

5. Missouri;12-2;1,236;9

6. Oklahoma;11-2;1,205;11

7. Alabama;11-2;1,114;3

8. Clemson;11-2;1,078;12

9. Oregon;11-2;974;10

10. UCF;12-1;959;15

11. Stanford;11-3;936;5

12. Ohio St.;12-2;816;7

13. Baylor;11-2;778;6

14. LSU;10-3;717;14

15. Louisville;12-1;693;18

16. UCLA;10-3;632;17

17. Oklahoma St.;10-3;598;13

18. Texas A&M;9-4;459;20

19. Southern Cal;10-4;299;NR

20. Notre Dame;9-4;256;25

21. Arizona St.;10-4;255;16

22. Wisconsin;9-4;245;19

23. Duke;10-4;190;22

24. Vanderbilt;9-4;117;NR

25. Washington;9-4;109;NR

Others receiving votes: Nebraska 107, Fresno St. 57, N. Illinois 22, N. Dakota St. 17, Texas Tech 14, Georgia 13, Iowa 13, Mississippi 10, Kansas St. 8, Arizona 5, Navy 3, East Carolina 2, Utah St. 2, Mississippi St. 1.

Final USA Today Top 25 Poll

The USA Today Top 25 football coaches final poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, final records, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking:

Record Pts Pvs

1. Florida State (59) 14-0 1475 1

2. Auburn 12-2 1388 2

3. Michigan State 13-1 1375 4

4. South Carolina 11-2 1219 8

5. Missouri 12-2 1200 9

6. Oklahoma 11-2 1189 10

7. Clemson 11-2 1091 11

8. Alabama 11-2 1086 3

9. Oregon 11-2 975 12

10. Stanford 11-3 872 7

10. Ohio State 12-2 872 6

12. Central Florida 12-1 865 15

13. Baylor 11-2 796 5

14. LSU 10-3 719 14

15. Louisville 12-1 703 16

16. UCLA 10-3 597 18

17. Oklahoma State 10-3 587 13

18. Texas A&M 9-4 443 21

19. USC 10-4 313 NR

20. Arizona State 10-4 302 17

21. Wisconsin 9-4 266 19

22. Duke 10-4 202 21

23. Vanderbilt 9-4 180 NR

24. Notre Dame 9-4 125 NR

25. Nebraska 9-4 123 NR

Others Receiving Votes: Washington 67 Fresno State 54 Northern Illinois 21 Marshall 17 Texas Tech 13 Kansas State 11 Mississippi 7 Texas 4 Miami (Fla.) 4 East Carolina 3 Cincinnati 3 Arizona 2 North Texas 2 Utah State 2 Navy 1 Louisiana-Lafayette 1.

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The Seminoles received all first-place votes in both polls after beating Auburn 34-31 in the BCS championship game on Monday night in the Rose Bowl.

Florida State’s third AP national title (1993 and ‘99) ties it for ninth-most with rival Florida and Texas.

The Tigers (12-2) finished second in their extraordinary turnaround season, but for the first time since Texas in 2005, the Southeastern Conference is not on top of the final rankings.

Michigan State was third, followed by South Carolina and Missouri. Oklahoma finished sixth and Alabama was No. 7. So the SEC will have to settle for having four teams in the top seven. The SEC has seven ranked teams overall with No. 14 LSU, No. 18 Texas A&M and No. 24 Vanderbilt.

No. 8 Clemson, Oregon and UCF finished out the top 10.

No. 11 Stanford, No. 12 Ohio State and No. 13 Baylor finished outside the top 10 after spending much of the season in it.

No. 15 Louisville was followed by UCLA and Oklahoma State.

Rivals Southern California and Notre Dame were, 19th and 20th respectively.


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The final five were Arizona State, Wisconsin, Duke, Vanderbilt and Washington.

Among the schools also receiving votes in the USA Today coaches poll, Utah State received two nods.



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