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Going Polling: Final Rankings Have Florida State 10th in AP, 8th in Coaches' Poll


The Final rankings are out and Florida State has completed a top ten finish in both the AP and the Coaches' Poll.

The Seminoles finished the season ranked 10th in the final AP poll, a spot ahead of Clemson and a spot behind UF.

Not surprisingly, Alabama was the unanimous AP national champion, receiving all 59 first place votes and winning their third AP national title in the past four years. The top five rounded out with Oregon, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Georgia. 

In the Coaches' Poll Florida State finished 8th with Clemson 9th and Florida 10th. Gator fans will likely be miffed that they finished behind a team that they beat in their regular season finale, but that's what happens when you phone in a Sugar Bowl performance and end the season on a sour note. 

The Coaches' top five was largely the same, but without Ohio State (who was ineligible because of their postseason ban and the fact the Coaches' poll is used to help tabulate the BCS rankings). Alabama finished number one with all 56 first-place votes, followed by Oregon, Notre Dame, Georgia and Texas A&M (who was 6th in the AP).

No other ACC schools even received votes in the two polls, unless you count future ACC school Louisville which finished 13th in both, and future ACC-affiliate Notre Dame which finished 4th and 3rd, in the AP and Coaches' respectively. 

For what it's worth, Jimbo Fisher will receive a 50k bonus for the top-10 finish. With Florida State's ACC title and BCS win, Fisher's likely up to about 200 grand in bonuses on the season now...


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