Clemson finishes at No. 8 in final poll

From Staff ReportsJanuary 7, 2014 

Clemson Tigers fans celebrate during the first half in the 2014 Orange Bowl college football game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Sun Life Stadium.

JOSHUA S. KELLY — USA TODAY Sports

The Clemson Tigers (11-2) finished at No. 8 in the final Associated Press college football poll.

The Tigers jumped to No. 8 from No. 12 after beating Ohio State in the Orange Bowl.

The Buckeyes dropped out of the Top 10 to No. 12 in the final poll.

With national champion Florida State -- which beat Auburn on Monday night -- and Clemson, the Atlantic Coast Conference had two teams in the Top 10. Duke, which finished No. 23, is the only other ACC team in the Top 25. Louisville, which joins the ACC next season, finished at No. 15. The SEC had four teams in the Top 10 (No. 2 Auburn, No. 4 South Carolina, No. 5 Missouri and No. 7 Alabama) and a total of seven teams in the Top 25 (also, No. 14 LSU, No. 18 Texas A&M, and No. 24 Vanderbilt).

Final AP Top 25

Record   PtsPv
1. Florida St. (60)14-01,5001
2. Auburn12-21,4282
3. Michigan St.13-11,3854
4. South Carolina   11-21,2478
5. Missouri12-21,2369
6. Oklahoma11-21,205   11
7. Alabama11-21,1143
8. Clemson11-21,07812
9. Oregon11-297410
10. UCF12-195915
11. Stanford11-39365
12. Ohio St.12-28167
13. Baylor11-27786
14. LSU10-371714
15. Louisville12-169318
16. UCLA10-363217
17. Oklahoma St.10-359813
18. Texas A&M9-445920
19. Southern Cal10-4299NR
20. Notre Dame9-425625
21. Arizona St.10-425516
22. Wisconsin9-424519
23. Duke10-419022
24. Vanderbilt9-4117NR
25. Washington9-4109NR

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

Final USA Today Top 25 coaches poll

Record   PtsPvs
1. Florida State (59)14-014751
2. Auburn12-21388   2
3. Michigan State13-113754
4. South Carolina   11-212198
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.

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