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Alabama Finishes No. 1 In Final AP Poll, While LSU Finishes Second, Oklahoma State Third

A.J. McCarron and Alabama are champions. (AP photo)
Split national champions? Forget about it. After its 21-0 dismantling of LSU in the BCS national championship game Monday night, Alabama was voted as the No. 1 team in the AP poll. Couple that with the Crimson Tide being the top team in the coaches poll, and it's a sweep for Alabama.

Alabama received 54 first-place votes in garnering the top spot in the AP poll. It was the Tide's eighth time ending the season No. 1, which ties Notre Dame for the most ever. LSU finished No. 2 in the poll and Oklahoma State was third. The Tigers got one first-place vote, while the Cowboys received four.

Oregon was No. 4 and Arkansas was No. 5. Rounding out the rest of the Top 10: Southern Cal was No. 6, Stanford No. 7, Boise State No. 8, South Carolina No. 9 and Wisconsin No. 10.

No.'s 11-20 were: Michigan State, Michigan, Baylor, TCU, Kansas State, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Houston, Georgia and Southern Miss. No.'s 21-25 were: Virginia Tech, Clemson, Florida State, Nebraska and Cincinnati.

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