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The Legends Poll Top 25: College Football Week 14

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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.

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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

Alabama (7)

11-1

414

2

2

Notre Dame (10)

12-0

413

1

3

Georgia

11-1

394

3

4

Oregon

11-1

371

4

5

Florida

11-1

356

8

6

LSU

10-2

325

6

7

Kansas State

10-1

323

5

8

Texas A&M

10-2

317

9

9

Stanford

10-2

293

11

10

South Carolina

10-2

277

12

11

Oklahoma

9-2

243

14

12

Florida State

10-2

231

7

13

Nebraska

10-2

220

15

14

Clemson

10-2

211

10

15

UCLA

9-3

183

13

16

Oregon State

8-3

154

16

17

Louisville

9-2

100

17

18

Oklahoma State

7-4

98

21

19

Boise State

9-2

88

22

20

Michigan

8-4

75

20

21

TCU

7-4

67

-

22

Utah State

10-2

54

25

23

Northern Illinois

11-1

54

-

24

Kent State

11-1

43

-

25

Vanderbilt

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.