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College football rankings released: Florida State, Auburn on top

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The AP Poll released their final regular season college football ranking on Sunday. According to, the BCS standings will be released on Sunday evening. It was no surprise that the undefeated Florida State Seminoles were an overwhelming number one selection. Still, the Seminoles aren’t the consensus number one pick. The Auburn Tigers are riding the momentum of beating top five teams in back to back weeks. Thus, the Tigers have (4) of the 60 first place votes.

The SEC has seven teams in the top 25. With Alabama comes in at number three, while South Carolina and Missouri both remain in the top 10. The only team to beat Auburn, LSU, is ranked number 14.

The PAC 12 has four teams in the top 25. Stanford is the highest at number 25. The Cardinal will represent the PAC 12 in the Rose Bowl.

The Big 12 has three teams in the final poll. The conference champion, Baylor comes in at number six. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State also land in the top 15.

The Big 10 has three teams in the ranking behind conference champion, Michigan State at number four. Ohio State dropped five spots after Saturday’s loss.

The ACC is led by number one Florida State. Although Duke fell to the Seminoles on Saturday, they remain in the ranking despite dropping a couple spots.

Notable teams in the AP Poll.

The AAC champion UCF Golden Knights come in at number 15. Their lone loss was to South Carolina by three points.

Louisville, another one loss team rose one spot to number 18. Their strength of schedule hurt more than anything else.

Notre Dame also jumped back in the rankings after Saturday. The Fighting Irish already accepted the invite to the Pin Stripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.

Here is the full AP Poll.

1. Florida State (13-0) -- 56 first-place votes

2. Auburn (12-1) -- four first-place votes

3. Alabama (11-1)

4. Michigan State (12-1)

5. Stanford (11-2)

6. Baylor (11-1)

7. Ohio State (12-1)

8. South Carolina (10-2)

9. Missouri (11-2)

10. Oregon (10-2)

11. Oklahoma (10-2)

12. Clemson (10-2)

13. Oklahoma State (10-2)

14. LSU (9-3)

15. UCF (11-1)

16. Arizona State (10-3)

17. UCLA (9-3)

18. Louisville (11-1)

19. Wisconsin (9-3)

20. Texas A&M (8-4)

21. Fresno State (11-1)

22. Duke (10-3)

23. Georgia (8-4)

24. Northern Illinois (12-1)

25. Notre Dame (8-4)


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