FSU finishes No. 1 in both polls, UCF gets top-10 finish in AP poll

Florida State beat Auburn 34-31 in the BCS National Championship Game on Monday night to finish No. 1 in the Associated Press college football poll and the USA Today coaches poll.

The UCF Knights, off their Fiesta Bowl win over Baylor, finished No. 10 in the AP poll and No. 12 in the coaches poll.

Auburn ended the season No. 2 after the SEC had its streak of seven straight national championships snapped.

Michigan State, after beating Stanford in the Rose Bowl, climbed one spot to No. 3 in both polls and was followed by Capital One Bowl winner South Carolina and Missouri, which captured the Cotton Bowl over Oklahoma State.

 In the AP poll, Oklahoma was No. 6 followed by, Alabama, Clemson and Oregon, with UCF completing the top 10. Alabama fell four spots to finish No. 7 after losing to Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl.

Stanford, Ohio State, Baylor, LSU, Louisville, UCLA, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, USC and Notre Dame finished 11-20 in that order.

The last five ranked teams were Arizona State, Wisconsin, Duke, Vanderbilt and Washington.

USC, Vanderbilt and Washington were all newcomers to the poll following bowl season.


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In the coaches poll, it was: 1. FSU, 2. Auburn, 3. Michigan State, 4. South Carolina, 5. Missouri, 6. Oklahoma, 7. Clemson, 8. Alabama, 9. Oregon, 10. Ohio State and Stanford (tie), 12. UCF, 13. Baylor, 14. LSU, 15. Louisville, 16. UCLA, 17. Oklahoma State, 18. Texas A&M, 19. USC, 20. Arizona State, 21. Wisconsin, 22. Duke, 23. Vanderbilt, 24. Notre Dame, 25. Nebraska.