After Alabama’s convincing 42-14 victory over Notre Dame in Monday night’s BCS Championship Game, there is little doubt who college football’s top dog is – the Crimson Tide are ranked no. 1 in the final AP Top 25 poll.

The Georgia Bulldogs, the team that gave the Tide one of their toughest games of the year in a 38-28 thriller at the Georgia Dome for the SEC title, finished the season ranked no. 5.

The Dawgs ended the season tied with fellow SEC contender Texas A&M for the fifth spot. The Southeastern Conference had five teams in the top 10, the most of any conference, with South Carolina and Florida rounding out the group, ranked eighth and ninth respectively.

Also in the top 10 were Oregon, which finished ranked no. 2 after a dominating victory over Kansas State, Ohio State, Stanford and Florida State. Notre Dame was ranked fourth. Ohio State was the nation’s only undefeated team, but were banned from postseason play because of the NCAA’s ruling that players received improper benefits and their coach failed to report them to the NCAA.

All told, seven SEC teams were ranked in the top 25. LSU finished their season ranked no. 14, after losing a heartbreaker to Clemson in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome, and Vanderbilt edged its way into the rankings after an impressive showing against North Carolina State in the Music City Bowl.

The full top 25 rankings from the AP are below.

RK

Team

W-L

Points

Prev

Next

Last

1

Alabama (59)

13-1

1475

2

 

W42-14 at Notre Dame

2

Oregon

12-1

1358

5

 

W35-17 at Kansas State

3

Ohio State

12-0

1302

3

 

W26-21 Michigan

4

Notre Dame

12-1

1288

1

 

L14-42 Alabama

5

Georgia

12-2

1230

6

 

W45-31 at Nebraska

5

Texas A&M

11-2

1230

10

 

W41-13 at Oklahoma

7

Stanford

12-2

1169

8

 

W20-14 Wisconsin

8

South Carolina

11-2

1038

11

 

W33-28 at Michigan

9

Florida

11-2

933

4

 

L23-33 Louisville

10

Florida State

12-2

922

13

 

W31-10 Northern Illinois

11

Clemson

11-2

889

14

 

W25-24 LSU

12

Kansas State

11-2

871

7

 

L17-35 Oregon

13

Louisville

11-2

781

22

 

W33-23 at Florida

14

LSU

10-3

756

9

 

L24-25 at Clemson

15

Oklahoma

10-3

615

12

 

L13-41 Texas A&M

16

Utah State

11-2

456

18

 

W41-15 Toledo

17

Northwestern

10-3

443

21

 

W34-20 Mississippi State

18

Boise State

11-2

419

20

 

W28-26 Washington

19

Texas

9-4

358

 

W31-27 at Oregon State

20

Oregon State

9-4

303

15

 

L27-31 Texas

21

San Jose State

11-2

243

24

 

W29-20 at Bowling Green

22

Northern Illinois

12-2

227

16

 

L10-31 at Florida State

23

Vanderbilt

9-4

180

 

W38-24 North Carolina State

24

Michigan

8-5

147

19

 

L28-33 South Carolina

25

Nebraska

10-4

119

23

 

L31-45 Georgia

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