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Florida State No. 1 in final AP Poll after beating Auburn in BCS championship game

Jimbo Fisher Jimbo Fisher and Florida State won the BCS title after beating Auburn 34-31 Monday night. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Florida State (14-0) capped an undefeated campaign with a 34-31 victory over Auburn in the BCS title game, officially bringing an end to the 2013 college football season. With all of the results in the books, it's time to see how the rankings shook out. The final AP Poll was released early on Tuesday morning -- and it certainly included a few surprises.

The Seminoles finished No. 1, followed by Auburn, Michigan State, South Carolina and Missouri, in succession. The full poll is listed below, with first-place votes in parentheses.

1. Florida State (60)

2. Auburn

3. Michigan State

4. South Carolina

5. Missouri

6. Oklahoma

7. Alabama

8. Clemson

9. Oregon

10. UCF

11. Stanford

12. Ohio State

13. Baylor

14. LSU

15. Louisville

16. UCLA

17. Oklahoma State

18. Texas A&M

19. USC

20. Notre Dame

21. Arizona State

22. Wisconsin

23. Duke

24. Vanderbilt

25. Washington

A few closing thoughts:

• Florida State captured its third AP national title. That ties the Seminoles for the ninth-most titles of all-time, with Florida and Texas.

• Clemson (11-2) may have knocked off Ohio State in the Orange Bowl, but it still couldn't finish as the top-ranked program in its own state. South Carolina (11-2), which dispatched Wisconsin 34-24 in the Capital One Bowl on New Year's Day, came in at No. 4. The Tigers finished at No. 8. The final rankings will likely come as welcome news to Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier, who hasn't been afraid to take a few jabs at Clemson coach Dabo Swinney.

• Despite clinching the school's highest-ever AP Poll finish, UCF (12-1), which defeated Baylor 52-42 in the Fiesta Bowl, seems ranked a bit low at No. 10. Quarterback Blake Bortles and company's sole loss came to South Carolina on Sept. 28. The American Athletic Conference champs beat Louisville 38-35 on Oct. 18.

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