Florida State and Auburn Finish as Top 2 in Legends Poll

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Florida State and Auburn Finish as Top 2 in Legends Poll

The top two teams are set. Florida State and Auburn.

The Legends Poll was the only human poll to rank Auburn ahead of Ohio State heading into championship weekend, and Auburn kept its No. 2 ranking after its 59-42 win over Missouri in the SEC Championship Game.

Ohio State suffered its first loss in two seasons against Michigan State in the Big Ten title game and fell four spots to No. 7.

Top-ranked Florida State showed no mercy against a surprise Duke team in the ACC Championship Game in a 45-7 rout. And with the win, the Seminoles clinched a spot in the final BCS Championship Game in January —their first appearance since 2000.

If there were a four-team playoff this season, the final two spots would be occupied by once-beaten Alabama and Michigan State, according to the Legends Poll voters. No. 5 Stanford would be on the outside, looking in.

Big 12 champ Baylor finished the regular season at No. 6 in the rankings. Followed by Ohio State, South Carolina, Missouri and Oregon.

No. 14 Oklahoma State fell eight spots with its loss to the Sooners and No. 16 Arizona State dropped three spots.

No. 23 Duke finished in the final regular season Legends Poll ever, dropping three spot after its loss to Florida State. 

To see the individual votes by coach, visit the Legends Poll.

THE LEGENDS POLL TOP 25
RKTEAMRECORDPOINTSPV RK
1Florida StateFlorida State (15)13-03991
2AuburnAuburn (1)12-13852
3AlabamaAlabama11-13684
4Michigan StateMichigan State12-13459
5StanfordStanford11-23288
6BaylorBaylor11-131310
7Ohio StateOhio State12-13123
8South CarolinaSouth Carolina10-22857
9MissouriMissouri11-22845
10OregonOregon10-224612
11ClemsonClemson10-222711
12LSULSU9-322314
13OklahomaOklahoma10-222215
14Oklahoma StateOklahoma State10-21976
15LouisvilleLouisville11-114316
16Arizona StateArizona State10-314213
17UCFUCF11-114017
18UCLAUCLA9-311918
19WisconsinWisconsin9-310921
20GeorgiaGeorgia8-49423
21Texas A&MTexas A&M8-48324
22Fresno StateFresno State11-18122
23DukeDuke10-37920
24USCUSC9-42725
25Northern IllinoisNorthern Illinois12-12119

* The Legends Poll voting process is exactly what the BCS is trying to create and Athlon will bring it to you as the de facto Selection Committee for fans to follow over the next two seasons, allowing you to see how the Selection Committee will operate from 2014 onward. You can see the entire Poll at www.legendschannel.com.

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