Ohio State slammed the door shut on the Wisconsin Badgers 59-0 to take the title in this year’s Big Ten Conference Championship. The Buckeyes were led by sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones filling in for injured starter J.T. Barrett.
OSU will play against No. 1 Alabama on New Year’s day in the Sugar Bowl as the No. 4 team in the Legends Poll.
Alabama took care of business and beat Missouri 42-17 in the SEC Conference Championship game in Atlanta. They received 12 first place votes and maintained the top spot in the Legends Poll.
Out West Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota dismantled Arizona 51-13 to win the Pac-12 Conference Championship and avenge the only loss suffered earlier this season. The Ducks held steady at No. 2.
Florida State nipped Georgia Tech 37-35 to win the ACC Conference Championship. The Seminoles were the only undefeated team this year at 13-0 and received the only other first place vote. They kept their No. 3 ranking and will play against Oregon on New Year’s Day in the other semifinal game at the Rose Bowl. The National Championship game will feature the winner of the Sugar Bowl against the winner of the Rose Bowl to be played on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas at the AT&T Stadium.
TCU, Baylor, Mississippi State and Michigan State filled out the fifth through the eighth spots in the Legends Poll Top 8.
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To see the individual votes by coach, visit the Legends Poll.