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College Football Rankings: Auburn Tops, But TCU Gets First-Place Votes

SBNation.com has the final college football rankings, and as expected, Auburn is on top in both the AP and Coaches polls. The AP one is interesting, though - TCU, who finished the season undefeated but didn't get into the National Championship Game, earned three first-place votes and winds up in second place, ahead of Oregon, which ranks third.

Stanford and Ohio State wind up fourth and fifth, respectively, in the AP poll after their BCS bowl wins. Other Big Ten teams, besides Ohio State, include Wisconsin (No. 7) and Michigan State (No. 14).

For obvious reasons, there aren't any Big East teams or local teams represented - the West Virginia Mountaineers ruined the best chance for both groups by phoning in their bowl appearance. But Tulsa, led by new Pitt hire Todd Graham, finishes the year at No. 24 after beating Hawaii in the Hawaii bowl. Tulsa isn't represented in the Coaches poll.

Here's the top ten in the AP poll:

1. Auburn

2. TCU

3. Oregon

4. Stanford

5. Ohio State

6. Oklahoma

7. Wisconsin

8. LSU

9. Boise State

10. Alabama

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