Baylor falls to No. 13 in final polls, Oklahoma jumps to No. 6

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How Burch voted

How staff writer Jimmy Burch voted in the final Associated Press poll:

1. Florida State

2. Auburn

3. Michigan State

4. Missouri

5. South Carolina

6. Clemson

7. Oklahoma

8. Alabama

9. Oregon

10. Central Florida

11. Ohio State

12. Baylor

13. Louisville

14. LSU

15. Stanford

16. Oklahoma State

17. UCLA

18. Texas A&M

19. Southern Cal

20. Notre Dame

21. Wisconsin

22. Nebraska

23. Duke

24. Washington

25. Vanderbilt

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The winningest football season in Baylor history ended with the Bears at No. 13 in both final college polls Tuesday.

Baylor (11-2), which won its first Big 12 championship but fell to Central Florida in the Fiesta Bowl, finished seven spots behind No. 6 Oklahoma (11-2) in The Associated Press and the coaches’ postseason polls. Oklahoma State (10-3) was 17th and Texas A&M (9-4) 18th.

For Baylor, the No. 13 spot in the final AP poll matched the placement of the 2011 team led by Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III. Only in 1951 (ninth), 1956 (11th), 1960 (12th) and 1986 (12th) has a Baylor team finished with a loftier final placement in the AP poll than the 2013 team.

Although unranked, Big 12 members Texas Tech (8-5) and Kansas State (8-5) earned votes in both final polls. North Texas (9-4) was unranked but received two votes in the final coaches’ poll.

AP Top 25

The Top Twenty Five teams in The Associated Press final expanded college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, final records, points based on 25 points for a first place vote through one point for a 25th place vote:

Rec.Pts.Pvs.
1. Florida State(60)14-01,5001
2. Auburn12-21,4282
3. Michigan State13-11,3854
4. South Carolina11-21,2478
5. Missouri12-21,2369
6. Oklahoma11-21,20511
7. Alabama11-21,1143
8. Clemson11-21,07812
9. Oregon11-297410
10. Central Florida12-195915
11. Stanford11-39365
12. Ohio State12-28167
13. Baylor11-27786
14. LSU10-371714
15. Louisville12-169318
16. UCLA10-363217
17. Oklahoma State10-359813
18. Texas A&M9-445920
19. Southern Cal10-4299NR
20. Notre Dame9-425625
21. Arizona State10-425516
22. Wisconsin9-424519
23. Duke10-419022
24. Vanderbilt9-4117NR
25. Washington9-4109NR

Others receiving votes: Nebraska 107, Fresno St. 57, N. Illinois 22, N. Dakota St. 17, Texas Tech 14, Georgia 13, Iowa 13, Mississippi 10, Kansas St. 8, Arizona 5, Navy 3, East Carolina 2, Utah St. 2, Mississippi St. 1.

USA Today Top 25

The USA Today Top 25 football coaches final poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, final records, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking:

Rec.Pts.Pvs.
1. Florida State (59)14-014751
2. Auburn12-213882
3. Michigan State13-113754
4. South Carolina11-212198
5. Missouri12-212009
6. Oklahoma11-2118910
7. Clemson11-2109111
8. Alabama11-210863
9. Oregon11-297512
10. Stanford11-38727
10. Ohio State12-28726
12. Central Florida12-186515
13. Baylor11-27965
14. LSU10-371914
15. Louisville12-170316
16. UCLA10-359718
17. Oklahoma State10-358713
18. Texas A&M9-444321
19. USC10-4313NR
20. Arizona State10-430217
21. Wisconsin9-426619
22. Duke10-420221
23. Vanderbilt9-4180NR
24. Notre Dame9-4125NR
25. Nebraska9-4123NR

Others receiving votes: Washington 67; Fresno State 54; Northern Illinois 21; Marshall 17; Texas Tech 13; Kansas State 11; Mississippi 7; Texas 4; Miami (Fla.) 4; East Carolina 3; Cincinnati 3; Arizona 2; North Texas 2; Utah State 2; Navy 1; Louisiana-Lafayette 1.

Jimmy Burch, 817-390-7760 Twitter: @Jimmy_Burch

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