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Final college football poll includes two teams from Oklahoma
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Final college football poll includes two teams from Oklahoma

Final college football poll includes two teams from Oklahoma
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(Photo) Tulsa wins Liberty Bowl

Final college football poll includes two teams from Oklahoma

Oklahoma topped our state teams at number 15 and Tulsa sneaks in at 25th in the final USA Today/Coaches poll on Tuesday. Oklahoma State, despite pounding Purdue in the Heart of Dallas Bowl didn't make the final ranking.

Alabama is a universal number one after their thrashing of Notre Dame in Monday night’s BCS title game in Miami. Oregon moved to the second spot in the final poll followed by Notre Dame, Georgia and Texas A&M in the top five.

Finishing out the top ten are Stanford at #6, South Carolina 7th and then Florida State, Clemson, and Florida.

For TU, it’s the second time in the last three seasons the football team finished the year ranked among the nation’s top-25.

 
The Hurricane finished the season on December 31st with a 31-17 victory over Iowa State of the Big XII Conference in the 2012 AutoZone Liberty Bowl. In addition, Tulsa won the Conference USA West Division title and captured a victory against UCF in the C-USA Championship Game to be crowned C-USA Champions for the second time since joining the league in 2005.
 
Tulsa finished the season with an overall 11-3 record tying the school mark for most wins in a season. Tulsa’s 10+-win season marks the fourth time in the last six years that the Hurricane has accomplished that feat (2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012). 
 
This year’s final national ranking is the 12th time in school history that the Hurricane finished the season ranked among the nation’s top-25 in either theAssociated Press or Coaches’ polls. Tulsa finished the 2010 season ranked 24th in the Associated Press poll.

This year is also the third time in the last five years that the Hurricane was ranked during the season or at seasons’ end. The Hurricane was ranked in the top-25 in the 2008 campaign with a season-high ranking of 18th in the USA Today poll and 19th in the AP poll.

1. Alabama (56) 13-1 1,400 2 
2. Oregon 12-1 1,322 3 
3. Notre Dame 12-1 1,253 1 
4. Georgia 12-2 1,213 5 
5. Texas A&M 11-2 1,171 9 
6. Stanford 12-2 1,167 8 
7. South Carolina 11-2 1,064 10 
8. Florida State 12-2 942 12 
9. Clemson 11-2 916 13 
10. Florida 11-2 886 4 
11. Kansas State 11-2 841 6 
12. LSU 10-3 775 7 
13. Louisville 11-2 772 18 
14. Boise State 11-2 633 15 
15. Oklahoma 10-3 600 11 
16. Northwestern 10-3 580 17 
17. Utah State 11-2 444 20 
18. Texas 9-4 398 25 
19. Oregon State 9-4 366 14 
20. Vanderbilt 9-4 248 NR 
21. San Jose State 11-2 244 24 
22. Cincinnati 10-3 186 NR 
23. Nebraska 10-4 175 21 
24. Northern Illinois 12-2 156 16 
25. Tulsa 11-3 110 NR 
Others receiving votes: Michigan 101; UCLA 75; Baylor 52; Oklahoma State 36; Wisconsin 18; Central Florida 15; Arkansas State 13; Arizona State 10; Rutgers 9; Kent State 5; Louisiana Tech 2; Arizona 1; Ohio 1.

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