As voted on by 16 coaching legends
Monday night brought an end to an era, and Florida State sent the BCS out with a bang. Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston led a furious fourth quarter rally and the Seminoles prevailed over Auburn, 34-31, in the BCS Championship Game.
Florida State remained unbeaten and was the unanimous No. 1 team in the season’s final Legends Poll. Despite the loss, Auburn held on to its No. 2 spot.
Michigan State, Missouri and South Carolina rounded out the top 5.
No. 6 Oklahoma jumped seven spots and finished ahead of No. 7 Alabama, after knocking off the Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl.
Alabama was followed by Clemson, Oregon and Ohio State in the top 10.
The SEC finished with seven top 25 teams, three of which finished in the top 5. The Pac 12 had five teams in the final rankings and the ACC, Big Ten and Big 12 each had three.
No. 23 Vanderbilt, No. 24 Notre Dame and No. 25 Navy were newcomers to the rankings.
To see the individual votes by coach, visit the Legends Poll.
THE LEGENDS POLL TOP 25
|1||Florida State (16)||14-0||400||1|