The Legends Poll Top 25: College Football Week 14

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As voted on by 17 coaching legends

<p> As voted on by 17 coaching legends</p>
The top two teams are set.
 
After a thrilling victory over Georgia in the SEC championship game, Alabama finished the regular season as the No. 1 team in the Legends Poll.
 
Notre Dame remained No. 2 in the rankings and has earned the right to play the Crimson Tide in the BCS title game in Miami.
 
“That was on heck of a football game,” former Georgia coach Vince Dooley said of the SEC championship game. “Alabama and Georgia are two outstanding football teams. I think either of those teams could beat Notre Dame, and I just think Alabama is a better football team.”
 
Oregon finished the regular season at No. 3. And despite losing the head-to-head battle earlier in the season, No. 4 Florida moved one spot ahead of Georgia. The Bulldogs fell two spots after the SEC championship defeat.
 
No. 6 Kansas State prevailed over Texas, finishing its magical run and guaranteeing a BCS bowl bid.
 
No. 7 LSU slid one spot, followed by Pac-12 champion Stanford at No. 8. Texas A&M and South Carolina rounded out the top 10.
 
ACC champ Florida State finished the season at No. 12, one spot ahead of Clemson. In a surprising turn, the Seminoles will face MAC champion, No. 18 Northern Illinois in the Discover Orange Bowl.
 
Big East champion Louisville instead will face fourth-ranked Florida in the Allstate Sugar Bowl after finishing No. 15 in the rankings.
 
No. 19 Wisconsin vaulted back into the Legends Poll top 25 after an emphatic victory over Nebraska. The Cornhuskers fell 11 spots to No. 24.
 
Big 12 members Oklahoma State and TCU fell out of the top 25, finishing the season outside of the rankings.
 

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

THE LEGENDS POLL TOP 25

 
RK TEAM RECORD POINTS PV RK
1 AlabamaAlabama (7) 11-1 414 2
2 Notre DameNotre Dame (10) 12-0 413 1
3 GeorgiaGeorgia 11-1 394 3
4 OregonOregon 11-1 371 4
5 FloridaFlorida 11-1 356 8
6 LSULSU 10-2 325 6
7 Kansas StateKansas State 10-1 323 5
8 Texas A&MTexas A&M 10-2 317 9
9 StanfordStanford 10-2 293 11
10 South CarolinaSouth Carolina 10-2 277 12
11 OklahomaOklahoma 9-2 243 14
12 Florida StateFlorida State 10-2 231 7
13 NebraskaNebraska 10-2 220 15
14 ClemsonClemson 10-2 211 10
15 UCLAUCLA 9-3 183 13
16 Oregon StateOregon State 8-3 154 16
17 LouisvilleLouisville 9-2 100 17
18 Oklahoma StateOklahoma State 7-4 98 21
19 Boise StateBoise State 9-2 88 22
20 MichiganMichigan 8-4 75 20
21 TCUTCU 7-4 67 -
22 Utah StateUtah State 10-2 54 25
23 Northern IllinoisNorthern Illinois 11-1 54 -
24 Kent StateKent State 11-1 43 -
25 VanderbiltVanderbilt 8-4 42 -
 
 
Others Receiving Votes: Northwestern 37, Texas 34, Rutgers 27, USC 16, San Jose State 14, Mississippi State 9, North Carolina 7, Baylor 7, San Diego State 6, Connecticut 6, Cincinnati 5, Arizona State 4, Ole Miss 3, Louisiana Tech 3, Fresno State 1
 
Teams Dropped Out from Last Week's Poll: Texas, Rutgers, Mississippi State, Washington
 
* 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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