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The regular season's last 2014 college football rankings: Playoff, polls, and computers

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Here are the last pre-bowls rankings of the college football season.

SB Nation 2014 College Football Guide

The top of the rankings were unaffected by upsets on championship weekend, as Alabama, Oregon, Florida State, Ohio State, Baylor and TCU all handled business on the last weekend of regular season college football.

Instead, the arguments shifted to the strength of the wins, as only FSU's victory over Georgia Tech in the ACC Championship was a single-digit margin of victory. But FSU secured a conference title with the win, as did Alabama, Oregon and Ohio State, while TCU and Baylor have to settle for a split of the Big 12 title. That lack of a singular champion for the Big 12 ultimately helped result in exclusion from the playoff.

The selection committee has released the rest of its final rankings of the year on Sunday afternoon, setting the table for the first-ever Playoff and the remainder of the New Year's Six bowls.

Here are the rankings after the final week of the regular season:

Playoff AP Coaches Massey computer composite
1 Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama
2 Oregon Florida State Florida State Oregon
3 Florida State Oregon Oregon TCU
4 Ohio State Baylor Ohio State Ohio State
5 Baylor Ohio State Baylor Florida State
6 TCU TCU TCU Baylor
7 Mississippi State Michigan State Michigan State Ole Miss
8 Michigan State Mississippi State Mississippi State Mississippi State
9 Ole Miss Ole Miss Georgia Tech Michigan State
10 Arizona Georgia Tech Kansas State Georgia
11 Kansas State Kansas State Arizona Auburn
12 Georgia Tech Arizona Ole Miss Kansas State
13 Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia Tech
14 UCLA UCLA Missouri UCLA
15 Arizona State Arizona State UCLA Wisconsin
16 Missouri Missouri Arizona State Missouri
17 Clemson Wisconsin Wisconsin Arizona
18 Wisconsin Clemson Clemson LSU
19 Auburn Auburn Auburn Oklahoma
20 Boise State Louisville Louisville Clemson
21 Louisville Boise State Boise State Arizona State
22 Utah LSU Nebraska Boise State
23 LSU Utah LSU USC
24 USC USC Oklahoma Louisville
25 Minnesota Nebraska Utah Nebraska

Here's something like how this would've looked in the BCS era:

And here's more on each ranking included here:

The College Football Playoff rankings: The one that matters. The top four teams make the semifinals, while the other New Year's Six bowls are matched up based on the rest of the rankings.

The Associated Press Top 25: The longest-running and best-respected human poll. Usually comes out Sundays around 2 p.m. ET.

The USA Today Coaches Poll: Formerly part of the BCS, and now just a poll. Though polling athletic departments in order to rank other athletic departments is dubious, we still want multiple human polls in here, and it's the other big one. Releases early Sunday afternoons.

The Massey computer composite: A collection of ... every computer rating out there, plus a couple polls. By including it here, we're giving extra weight to the two human polls, since they're already two of the dozens of ratings included in the Massey. It changes over the course of the week as more rankings arrive, so we've included the latest version as of publication.