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

01/07/2014 10:56 AM

11/12/2014 3:37 PM

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) 14-0 1,500 1
2. Auburn 12-2 1,428 2
3. Michigan State 13-1 1,385 4
4. South Carolina 11-2 1,247 8
5. Missouri 12-2 1,236 9
6. Oklahoma 11-2 1,205 11
7. Alabama 11-2 1,114 3
8. Clemson 11-2 1,078 12
9. Oregon 11-2 974 10
10. Central Florida 12-1 959 15
11. Stanford 11-3 936 5
12. Ohio State 12-2 816 7
13. Baylor 11-2 778 6
14. LSU 10-3 717 14
15. Louisville 12-1 693 18
16. UCLA 10-3 632 17
17. Oklahoma State 10-3 598 13
18. Texas A&M 9-4 459 20
19. Southern Cal 10-4 299 NR
20. Notre Dame 9-4 256 25
21. Arizona State 10-4 255 16
22. Wisconsin 9-4 245 19
23. Duke 10-4 190 22
24. Vanderbilt 9-4 117 NR
25. Washington 9-4 109 NR

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) 14-0 1475 1
2. Auburn 12-2 1388 2
3. Michigan State 13-1 1375 4
4. South Carolina 11-2 1219 8
5. Missouri 12-2 1200 9
6. Oklahoma 11-2 1189 10
7. Clemson 11-2 1091 11
8. Alabama 11-2 1086 3
9. Oregon 11-2 975 12
10. Stanford 11-3 872 7
10. Ohio State 12-2 872 6
12. Central Florida 12-1 865 15
13. Baylor 11-2 796 5
14. LSU 10-3 719 14
15. Louisville 12-1 703 16
16. UCLA 10-3 597 18
17. Oklahoma State 10-3 587 13
18. Texas A&M 9-4 443 21
19. USC 10-4 313 NR
20. Arizona State 10-4 302 17
21. Wisconsin 9-4 266 19
22. Duke 10-4 202 21
23. Vanderbilt 9-4 180 NR
24. Notre Dame 9-4 125 NR
25. Nebraska 9-4 123 NR

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.

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