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Final 2014-2015 college football rankings: Ohio State leads composite Top 25, of course

We've combined pretty much every final ranking (one way or another) into one top 25.

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The Ohio State Buckeyes blasted the trash out of the Oregon Ducks, 42-20, in the first-ever College Football Playoff final on Monday night. The final polls have dutifully put OSU at No. 1, as they should, and the computers have mostly fallen in line as well.

Below is the Associated Press top 25, the historical gold standard of college football's many human voting implements, along with the Coaches Poll, Football Outsiders' F/+, and the Massey composite, which includes just about any rating you can possibly conceive of.

The title game's entrants take the top two. Alabama's next, thanks to love from the computers. The Tide's followed by TCU, which fell from No. 3 to No. 6 in the season's final Playoff rankings and responded by destroying Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl. The other team to finish among the Playoff's foursome is Michigan State, which came back to beat Baylor in the Cotton Bowl.

Let's hear it for the mid-majors making the final top 25s, btw! Boise State! Marshall! Memphis, in the human polls! This is Memphis' first-ever AP-ranked finish, according to Sports Reference! (The next three teams outside the composite top 25, by the way: LSU, Arkansas, and Memphis.)

Composite Average AP Coaches F/+ Massey composite
1 Ohio State 1 1 Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State
2 Oregon 2.25 2 Oregon Oregon Alabama Oregon
3 Alabama 3.25 3 TCU TCU Oregon Alabama
4 TCU 3.5 4 Alabama Alabama TCU TCU
5 Michigan State 6.5 5 Michigan State (tie) Michigan State Georgia Michigan State
6 Florida State 7.25 6 Florida State (tie) Florida State Georgia Tech Georgia
6 Georgia 7.25 7 Baylor Georgia Tech Ole Miss Florida State
8 Georgia Tech 7.5 8 Georgia Tech Baylor Baylor Baylor
9 Baylor 7.75 9 Georgia Georgia Clemson Georgia Tech
10 UCLA 11.5 10 UCLA UCLA Florida State Ole Miss
11 Mississippi State 11.75 11 Mississippi State Missouri Michigan State UCLA
12 Ole Miss 13 12 Arizona State Mississippi State Mississippi State Mississippi State
13 Clemson 13.5 13 Wisconsin Wisconsin Auburn Missouri
14 Wisconsin 14.5 14 Missouri Arizona State Marshall Wisconsin
15 Missouri 16 15 Clemson Clemson UCLA Clemson
16 Arizona State 16.75 16 Boise State Boise State LSU Auburn
17 Boise State 18.25 17 Ole Miss Arizona Oklahoma Boise State
18 Auburn 18.5 18 Kansas State Kansas State Wisconsin USC
19 Marshall 20 19 Arizona Ole Miss Arkansas Arizona State
19 USC 20 20 USC Utah Stanford Kansas State
21 Kansas State 20.25 21 Utah USC USC Marshall
22 Arizona 22.5 22 Auburn Marshall Louisville Arizona
23 Utah 24 23 Marshall Auburn Arizona State Arkansas
24 Louisville 24.25 24 Louisville Louisville Boise State Stanford
25 Stanford 25.25 25 Memphis Memphis Kansas State LSU

The Associated Press Top 25: The longest-running and best-respected human poll.

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.

Football Outsiders' F/+: Our personal favorite advanced stat, incorporating the work of our own Bill Connelly. It's smarter than we are.

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 as more rankings arrive, so we've included the latest version as of publication.