The final AP Top 25 Poll is out and the Alabama Crimson Tide is the No. 1 team in the nation. The Crimson Tide received 55 first-place votes and 1,495 points. The LSU Tigers only dropped one spot after the loss in the National Title Game, but dreams of split national championship fell short. The Tigers picked up just one first-place vote and 1,425 points.
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The Oklahoma St. Cowboys received four first-place votes and were just 26 points behind the Tigers. Arkansas finished out the top five. The Boise St. Broncos finished at No. 8, not moving from its previous AP ranking. The only other Mountain West team to finish in the top 25 was TCU Horned Frogs.
North Dakota State, the 2011 FCS national champions, received two votes in the final poll, and the team could probably compete at the FBS level.
Here is the final AP Top 25 Poll:
|3||Oklahoma State (4)||12-1||1,399||3|
Others Receiving Votes: Brigham Young51, Auburn40, Northern Illinois33, Missouri23, Texas15, Rutgers3, Penn State2, North Dakota State2, Virginia1