The final AP Top 25 poll of the 2010-11 college football season has been released and unsurprisingly, it's Auburn at the top of the rankings.
On the strength of their BCS National Championship Game win over Oregon Monday night, the TIgers (14-0) are No. 1, earning 56 first-place votes. TCU, which was also undefeated (13-0) but of course never played Auburn nor Oregon, finishes No. 2, with three first-place votes. The Ducks (12-1) come in at No. 3, with Stanford (12-1) and Ohio State (12-1) rounding out the top five.
Nevada, the team that beat Boston College in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Sunday night to finish 13-1, is ranked No. 11.
The ACC placed four teams in the top 25 rankings: No. 16 Virginia Tech (11-3), No. 17 Florida State (10-4), No. 23 Maryland (9-4) and No. 25 North Carolina State (9-4).
The complete final AP top 25 rankings:
- Auburn (56)
- TCU (3)
- Ohio State
- Boise State
- Oklahoma State
- Michigan State
- Mississippi State
- Virginia Tech
- Florida State
- Texas A&M
- South Carolina
- North Carolina State
Others Receiving Votes: Utah 98, Iowa 54, San Diego State 52, Northern Illinois 47, Miami (OH) 21, Florida 19, West Virginia 16, Notre Dame 9, Connecticut 8, Air Force 5, Navy 3, Hawaii 2, Brigham Young 1, Eastern Washington 1