Jeff Gravley

My final AP football poll

Posted January 8, 2010

Alabama received all 60 first place votes in the final AP football poll, mine included. But 2, 3 and 4 were separated by only 33 points. Texas held a 29 point margin over Florida for 2nd and Boise State finished 4th, 4 points behind the Gators.

I have the Broncos 2nd in my poll. I mean come on, the guys finished undefeated, can't sniff the BCS championship game and 4th is the best they can finish? Nick-nack, paddy-wack give Boise State a bone.

Six teams exited my poll after bowl losses so six newbies make the list. Out are Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Stanford, Arizona, East Carolina and Houston. The newcomers include Central Michigan, Wisconsin, Ole Miss, Texas Tech, USC and Navy.

The Middies finished 10-4 with losses to Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Temple and Hawaii. Three of those games were on the road.

So here is my final AP college football poll. It's kind of a sad day knowing the season is officially over. Till next year...

1-ALABAMA
2-BOISE STATE
3-TEXAS
4-FLORIDA
5-TCU
6-OHIO STATE
7-CINCINNATI
8-IOWA
9-PENN STATE
10-OREGON
11-BYU
12-VIRGINIA TECH
13-NEBRASKA
14-GEORGIA TECH
15-PITTSBURGH
16-UTAH
17-WISCONSIN
18-LSU
19-MIAMI
20-CENTRAL MICHIGAN
21-MISSISSIPPI
22-TEXAS TECH
23-NAVY
24-WEST VIRGINIA
25-SOUTHERN CAL
 

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  • royhill1964 Jan 10, 2010

    Looks fair Jeff

  • VT1994Hokie Jan 9, 2010

    I can agree with this one Jeff. I like VT at 12.

  • DUKE4EVER Jan 9, 2010

    I understand that 'Bama scored the most points, therefore they will the game vs. Texas and are crowned #1. However, Texas is a better football team.

  • tdouble232323 Jan 8, 2010

    Props to you Mr. Gravley for having Boise St 2nd!

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