Football 2013 Final Top 25 Rankings

1#13 Florida State Football 2013 PreviewFlorida StateFlorida State capped off a perfect 2013 campaign with a thrilling win in the BCS National Championship game.1
2Michigan State Football Top 25
Michigan StateMichigan State ends the year at #2 after beating Stanford 24-20 in a great Rose Bowl.5
3Auburn College Football Top 25
AuburnThe Tigers played well against Florida State and could have won it all. But in the end they lost twice.2
4#7 South Carolina Football 2013 PreviewSouth CarolinaSouth Carolina won their last six games of the year, including a 34-24 win over Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl.7
5#1 Alabama Football 2013 PreviewAlabamaFinishing at 11-2, Alabama lost the big game in Auburn and the Sugar Bowl against Oklahoma.3
6#14 Oklahoma Football 2013 PreviewOklahomaThe Sooners finished strong with a Bedlam win over OSU and a Sugar Bowl victory against Alabama.12
7Missouri College Football Top 25
MissouriMissouri had a great year and proved they can do more than just compete in the tough SEC.10
8#3 Oregon Football 2013 PreviewOregonIt was the always underappreciated Duck defense that won the Alamo Bowl against Texas.9
9#9 Clemson Football 2013 PreviewClemsonWith a 40-35 win over Ohio State in the Orange Bowl, Clemson finally stepped up for a big game.11
10UCF College Football Top 25
UCFUCF played Baylor's game and won 52-42 in a fun Fiesta Bowl. Overall, UCF and Blake Bortles had a memorable year.15
11#2 Ohio State Football 2013 PreviewOhio StateFollowing a 24 game winning streak, Ohio State suddenly is carrying a two game losing streak into 2014.6
12#6 Stanford Football 2013 PreviewStanfordStanford could not win another Rose Bowl, but were certainly right there with Oregon in the Pac-12 pecking order.8
13Baylor Football Top 25
BaylorFor now most will concentrate on the Fiesta Bowl loss, but Baylor will look back fondly at 2013.4
14#12 LSU Football 2013 PreviewLSULSU held on to beat Iowa in the Outback Bowl, but overall three SEC losses is not what this program expects.14
15#21 UCLA Football 2013 PreviewUCLAThanks to a 28-point fourth quarter, UCLA blew out Virginia Tech in the Sun Bowl.17
16#10 Louisville Football 2013 PreviewLouisvilleIn the end, Louisville's lone loss was against a very good UCF squad. The schedule was pretty easy though.18
17Oklahoma State Football Logo
Oklahoma StateOklahoma State had a tough stretch of games to end the 2013 campaign and lost their last two.13
18USC Football Top 25 Rankings
USCUSC handled Fresno State's potent offense in the Las Vegas Bowl and scored 45 points of their own.24
19Arizona State College Football Top 25 Rankings
Arizona StateThe Pac-12 title game and Holiday Bowl did not go well, but an 8-1 conference mark gives ASU a promising future.16
20#8 Texas A&M Football 2013 PreviewTexas A&MCombining for 100 points, Texas A&M beat Duke in a thrilling Chick-fil-A Bowl. But the Aggies were just 4-4 in the SEC.21
21Notre Dame Football Top 25 Rankings
Notre DameIt may not have been the 2013 Notre Dame was hoping for, but there were some quality wins for the Irish.NR
22Wisconsin College Football Logo
WisconsinThe Badgers played well, but fell to South Carolina in the Capital One Bowl. They'll hope for more in 2014.23
23Nebraska Football Top 25 Rankings
NebraskaBeating Georgia in the Gator Bowl was probably the best win of the year for Nebraska.NR
24Fresno State Football Top 25 Rankings
Fresno StateDespite the loss to USC in the Las Vegas Bowl, Fresno State deserves a ton of credit for their 11-2 record.19
25Duke Football Top 25 Rankings
DukeDuke may have lost to Texas A&M in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, but they still did better than many expected.25