Ohio State, first playoff champion, finishes No. 1 in final AP Poll

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Ohio State, first playoff champion, finishes No. 1 in final AP Poll

To the surprise of absolutely nobody, national champion Ohio State (14-1) sits atop the final AP Poll, released Tuesday morning.

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The Buckeyes, who beat Oregon in the inaugural College Football Playoff Championship Game on Monday night, received all 59 first-place votes and moved up four spots. The Ducks finished No. 2.

TCU, Alabama, Michigan State (11-2) and Florida State, which tied with 1,212 votes, round out the top 5.

Wisconsin (11-3), the Big Ten’s third and final ranked team, comes in at No. 13.

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AP Rankings
Rankings as of 1/13/2015
Rank School Votes Prev
1 Ohio State (14-1) 1475 (59) 5
2 Oregon (13-2) 1402 3
3 TCU (12-1) 1349 6
4 Alabama (12-2) 1297 1
5 Florida State (13-1) 1212 2
5 Michigan State (11-2) 1212 7
7 Baylor (11-2) 1098 4
8 Georgia Tech (11-3) 1071 10
9 Georgia (10-3) 925 13
10 UCLA (10-3) 908 14
11 Mississippi State (10-3) 767 8
12 Arizona State (10-3) 756 15
13 Wisconsin (11-3) 724 17
14 Missouri (11-3) 710 16
15 Clemson (10-3) 683 18
16 Boise State (12-2) 653 21
17 Ole Miss (9-4) 543 9
18 Kansas State (9-4) 509 11
19 Arizona (10-4) 499 12
20 USC (9-4) 315 24
21 Utah (9-4) 302 23
22 Auburn (8-5) 216 19
23 Marshall (13-1) 161 NR
24 Louisville (9-4) 116 20
25 Memphis (10-3) 94 NR
Others: Notre Dame (28) , Stanford (27) , Nebraska (22) , Air Force (21) , Duke (18) , LSU (12) , Utah State (11) , Arkansas (10) , Minnesota (9) , Oklahoma (7) , Texas A&M (7) , Northern Illinois (4) , Colorado State (2)
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