College football rankings: Florida State, Auburn top final 2013 BCS standings

Mike Ehrmann

The last BCS rankings (ever) have Florida State, Auburn, and Alabama at the top. Noles vs. Tigers for the crystal is official.

Update: The last-ever BCS standings are now live. Via the National Football Foundation:

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Just about a month ago, college football fans were concerned that we could see four undefeated teams with a legitimate claim to the national title, one year before the four-team playoff was implemented. Alas, Baylor and Alabama fell in the regular season, setting up an easy-to-stomach (for all but SEC fans) title game between the two remaining power conference undefeateds -- Florida State and Ohio State.

That didn't happen. Auburn takes the spot, due to another week of mayhem.

First up, the Coaches Poll, via USA Today:

Rank Team Record Points First-place votes Previous Change HI/LOW*
1 Florida State
Seminoles
13-0 1550 62 1 1/12
2 Auburn
Tigers
12-1 1486 0 3 1 2/NR
3 Alabama
Crimson Tide
11-1 1414 0 4 1 1/4
4 Michigan State
Spartans
12-1 1342 0 9 5 4/NR
5 Baylor
Bears
11-1 1275 0 7 2 4/NR
6 Ohio State
Buckeyes
12-1 1211 0 2 4 2/6
7 Stanford
Cardinal
11-2 1188 0 10 3 4/13
8 South Carolina
Gamecocks
10-2 1108 0 7 1 6/20
9 Missouri
Tigers
11-2 1088 0 5 4 5/NR
10 Oklahoma
Sooners
10-2 913 0 15 5 8/18
11 Clemson
Tigers
10-2 899 0 11 4/11
12 Oregon
Ducks
10-2 887 0 12 2/12
13 Oklahoma State
Cowboys
10-2 845 0 6 7 6/20
14 LSU
Tigers
9-3 719 0 14 6/19
15 Central Florida
Knights
11-1 658 0 17 2 15/NR
16 Louisville
Cardinals
11-1 611 0 16 6/17
17 Arizona State
Sun Devils
10-3 602 0 13 4 13/NR
18 UCLA
Bruins
9-3 520 0 19 1 10/22
19 Wisconsin
Badgers
9-3 408 0 21 2 14/NR
20 Fresno State
Bulldogs
11-1 344 0 22 2 13/NR
21 Duke
Blue Devils
10-3 247 0 20 1 20/NR
21 Texas A&M
Aggies
8-4 247 0 25 4 6/25
23 Northern Illinois
Huskies
12-1 149 0 18 5 18/NR
24 Georgia
Bulldogs
8-4 135 0 NR 5/NR
25 Miami
Hurricanes
9-3 73 0 NR 6/NR

Schools Dropped Out: No. 23 Cincinnati, No. 24 Texas. Others Receiving Votes: Cincinnati 47; Vanderbilt 40; Southern California 33; Iowa 30; Texas 27; Rice 23; Bowling Green 12; Notre Dame 8; Minnesota 6; Ball State 2; Nebraska 1; Virginia Tech 1; Washington 1.

*Hi/Low Rankings
Hi/Low = The highest and lowest ranking each team has held during the designated season. Any team that starts the season unranked and/or falls out of the top 25 during the season will reflect a "NR" (not ranked) designation as its lowest rank.

And the new AP poll:

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Florida State (56) 13-0 1,496 1
2 Auburn (4) 12-1 1,444 3
3 Alabama 11-1 1,376 4
4 Michigan State 12-1 1,278 10
5 Stanford 11-2 1,217 7
6 Baylor 11-1 1,185 9
7 Ohio State 12-1 1,130 2
8 South Carolina 10-2 1,099 8
9 Missouri 11-2 1,066 5
10 Oregon 10-2 880 12
11 Oklahoma 10-2 878 18
12 Clemson 10-2 848 13
13 Oklahoma State 10-2 797 6
14 LSU 9-3 726 14
15 UCF 11-1 629 15
16 Arizona State 10-3 614 11
17 UCLA 9-3 544 17
18 Louisville 11-1 525 19
19 Wisconsin 9-3 383 21
20 Texas A&M 8-4 282 22
21 Fresno State 11-1 227 24
22 Duke 10-3 201 20
23 Georgia 8-4 196 25
24 Northern Illinois 12-1 144 16
25 Notre Dame 8-4 76 NR
Others Receiving Votes: USC 74, Iowa 48, Miami (FL) 47, Vanderbilt 25, Texas 22, Cincinnati 11, Bowling Green 10, Washington 9, Rice 7, North Dakota State 4, Minnesota 2

Conference Championship Week befell not only undefeated Northern Illinois but the Buckeyes, who lost to Michigan State. That result, coupled with a SEC Championship Game win for Auburn, puts the one-loss Tigers in the national title game against the undefeated Seminoles.

Auburn's your new No. 2, with Ohio State falling below Alabama and Stanford. Missouri also sees their stock fall, as does Oklahoma State, who lost to fierce rivals Oklahoma. Michigan State sees their stock rise, as does Baylor after a win over Texas (who again falls out of the polls). Arizona State sees a drop after their Pac-12 Championship Game loss to Stanford, while Northern Illinois falls drastically after their loss to Bowling Green. Duke also slips after a blowout loss to Florida State.

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