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Florida State and Auburn Finish as Top 2 in Legends Poll

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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.

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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

RK

TEAM

RECORD

POINTS

PV RK

1

Florida State (15)

13-0

399

1

2

Auburn (1)

12-1

385

2

3

Alabama

11-1

368

4

4

Michigan State

12-1

345

9

5

Stanford

11-2

328

8

6

Baylor

11-1

313

10

7

Ohio State

12-1

312

3

8

South Carolina

10-2

285

7

9

Missouri

11-2

284

5

10

Oregon

10-2

246

12

11

Clemson

10-2

227

11

12

LSU

9-3

223

14

13

Oklahoma

10-2

222

15

14

Oklahoma State

10-2

197

6

15

Louisville

11-1

143

16

16

Arizona State

10-3

142

13

17

UCF

11-1

140

17

18

UCLA

9-3

119

18

19

Wisconsin

9-3

109

21

20

Georgia

8-4

94

23

21

Texas A&M

8-4

83

24

22

Fresno State

11-1

81

22

23

Duke

10-3

79

20

24

USC

9-4

27

25

25

Northern Illinois

12-1

21

19

* 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.