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College Football Rankings: Auburn No 1 In AP, Coaches Polls; TCU Gets First Place Votes

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College Football Rankings: Auburn No. 1, TCU Receives First Place Vote In USA Today Coaches' Poll

The top of the final USA Today Coaches’ Poll of the year fell in line with the AP Poll on Tuesday, all the way down to the TCU Horned Frogs receiving one first place vote. The Auburn Tigers, winners of Monday night’s BCS Championship, claimed the top spot, with TCU right behind at No. 2. The team on the wrong side of Monday’s game, the Oregon Ducks, fell one spot to No. 3.

Stanford, with an easy win over Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl, and Ohio State, winners of the Sugar Bowl, rounded out the top-5.

Here is the full USA Today Coaches’ Poll top-25.

1 Auburn (56)
2 TCU (1)
3 Oregon
4 Stanford
5 Ohio State
6 Oklahoma
7 Boise State
8 Wisconsin
10 Oklahoma State
11 Alabama
12 Arkansas
13 Nevada
14 Michigan State
15 Virginia Tech
16 Florida State
17 Mississippi State
18 Missouri
19 Nebraska
20 UCF
21 Texas A&M
22 South Carolina
23 Utah
24 Maryland
25 North Carolina State

Boise State got some love in the Coaches’ Poll, sliding in at No. 7. The Broncos were ninth in the final AP Poll of the year, but jumped Wisconsin and LSU when it came time for the coaches to vote.


College Football Rankings: Auburn No 1; TCU Gets First Place Votes In Final Poll

There will be little disputing that Auburn is the No. 1 college football team in 2010 after topping the BCS Standings and winning the National Championship game over Oregon, but the AP voters did recognize TCU in the final college football rankings, giving the Horned Frogs three first place votes. This mean TCU leap-frogged (GET IT?) Oregon in the final standings, as the Ducks slide back to No. 3 in the AP poll, and earn zero first place votes. The final BCS Rankings are yet to be released, but they will likely have the same top 3.

Rounding out the college football rankings top 5 is Stanford at No. 4 following its huge win in the Orange Bowl, and Ohio State at No. 5 after beating Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl.

Here's the complete final AP top 25 rankings:

1    Auburn (56)    14-0  
2    TCU (3)    13-0   
3    Oregon    12-1   
4    Stanford    12-1   
5    Ohio State    12-1   
6    Oklahoma    12-2   
7    Wisconsin    11-2   
8    LSU    11-2    1,051   
9    Boise State    12-1   
10    Alabama    10-3   
11    Nevada    13-1  
12    Arkansas    10-3   
13    Oklahoma State    11-2 
14    Michigan State    11-2   
15    Mississippi State    9-4   
16    Virginia Tech    11-3  
17    Florida State    10-4 
18    Missouri    10-3 
19    Texas A&M    9-4  
20    Nebraska    10-4  
21    UCF    11-3      
22    South Carolina    9-5 
23    Maryland    9-4    1 
24    Tulsa    10-3   
25    North Carolina State    9-4

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