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Examiner.com college football rankings: Final rankings

Florida State beat Auburn 34-31 for the national title.
Florida State beat Auburn 34-31 for the national title.
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Welcome to the Examiner.com college football poll. With the bowl games complete, here are the Examiner.com final rankings. After their thrilling win over Auburn, Florida State garnered all ten first place votes, while Auburn fell to third in the rankings. Michigan State jumps up to the second spot in the polls after beating Stanford in the Rose Bowl.

The SEC and Pac-12 lead the rankings with six ranked teams each while the Big Ten has four ranked teams. The following conferences are represented by

  • ACC 3 teams
  • Big 12 3 teams
  • American 2 teams
  • Independent 1 team
  1. Florida State (10) - 250
  2. Michigan State - 233
  3. Auburn - 215
  4. Oklahoma - 210
  5. Missouri - 198
  6. Alabama - 192
  7. South Carolina - 185
  8. Clemson - 178
  9. Oregon - 166
  10. Stanford - 162
  11. UCF - 157
  12. Ohio State - 155
  13. LSU - 126
  14. Louisville - 122
  15. Baylor - 118
  16. UCLA - 102
  17. Oklahoma State - 100
  18. Texas A&M - 88
  19. USC - 64
  20. Duke - 42
  21. Notre Dame - 35
  22. Arizona State - 29
  23. Wisconsin - 25
  24. Washington - 18
  25. Nebraska - 12

Others receiving votes: Vanderbilt (11), Northern Illinois (10), Fresno State (10), North Texas (6), Texas Tech (6), Iowa (6), Marshall (4), Arizona (2), Navy (2), Ball State (2), Mississippi (2), East Carolina (1), Mississippi State (1)

The following Examiners voted in this week’s college football Top 25 poll: Ari Bluestein, Drexel Dragons Basketball Examiner; Daryle Hier, Paso Robles College Football Examiner; Chad Hobbs, Columbus Sports Examiner; Mike Moguin, Tulsa Golden Hurricane Examiner; Jeremy Shapiro, Rice Owls Examiner; Troy Hyde, Iowa Hawkeyes Examiner; Eric Geller, UCLA Bruins Examiner; Mark Rogers, Hartford College Football Examiner; Courtney Atkins, Maryland Terrapins Examiner; Clifford Kahn, Washington Huskies Examiner