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Alabama unanimous No. 1 in final AP poll


Alabama players celebrate their newly-won BCS Championship. Alabama beat Texas, 37-21, in the national title game Thursday in Pasadena, Calif.

Alabama players celebrate their newly-won BCS Championship. Alabama beat Texas, 37-21, in the national title game Thursday in Pasadena, Calif.

January 8, 2010

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Alabama received all 60 first-place votes in the final Associated Press football ranking released Friday morning.

The Crimson Tide (14-0) defeated Texas, 37-21, in the BCS championship game Thursday night at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

Texas finished second, followed by Florida, Boise State and Ohio State.

Other Big 12 teams in the final rankings were Nebraska (14th) and Texas Tech (21st).

See how Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan voted in the final poll.

Associated Press Final Rankings

  1. Alabama (60) 14-0 1500
  2. Texas 13-1 1399
  3. Florida 13-1 1370
  4. Boise State 14-0 1366
  5. Ohio State 11-2 1224
  6. TCU 12-1 1163
  7. Iowa 11-2 1126
  8. Cincinnati 12-1 1060
  9. Penn State 11-2 1016
  10. Virginia Tech 10-3 953
  11. Oregon 10-3 886
  12. Brigham Young 11-2 806
  13. Georgia Tech 11-3 768
  14. Nebraska 10-4 724
  15. Pittsburgh 10-3 697
  16. Wisconsin 10-3 571
  17. LSU 9-4 501
  18. Utah 10-3 491
  19. Miami (FL) 9-4 310
  20. Mississippi 9-4 296
  21. Texas Tech 9-4 224
  22. USC 9-4 216
  23. Central Michigan 12-2 166
  24. Clemson 9-5 125
  25. West Virginia 9-4 91

Others receiving votes: Oklahoma 90, Oregon State 89, Navy 85, Stanford 67, Oklahoma State 40, Rutgers 37, Auburn 8, Georgia 7, Florida State 6, Connecticut 5, Arizona 5, Middle Tennessee 4, Air Force 3, Arkansas 3, Villanova 2

Comments

fabian_zimbabwe 4 years, 11 months ago

Another year, another mythical national champion. A playoff cannot be implemented soon enough.

WilburM 4 years, 11 months ago

Not even 2nd? What does Boise have to do? (Join the Pac 10, maybe) This system typifies what's wrong with college athletics -- no real champion because the bucks are too big in the current, convoluted system where half of DI teams play in the Outback/Fruitcake bowl or whatever.

Ricky_Vaughn 4 years, 11 months ago

Boise getting 4th is a crime. We all know there should be a game next week...Alabama VS Boise that would decide the champoinship.

@ WilburM Yea and it's those same D1 teams that load their schedules with cupcakes for the first 4-5 games. So they roll 4-5 schools they shouldn't be playing anyway, then what? They only have to win 1 or 2 conference games and they get to go to a bowl game?

This is why college football is booty and I don't watch it.

jgator70 4 years, 11 months ago

Look what Florida did to #3 cincinnati. they would have done the same thing to Boise or TCU. You have to look at who they play. these teams playing each other proves nothing (TCU/Boise). These conferences are not the same. Boise had a great season and should be proud of their #4 ranking.

anon1958 4 years, 11 months ago

Well it is far to early for a definitive answer. There is always a very real possibility that any particular team will have to vacate some or all of its wins down the road on account of bad behavior by coaches and/or players.

Should always wait about ten years and recalculate based on what teams and games were nullified.

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