The Alabama Crimson Tide likely cemented their place in the BCS National Championship game with their win over the Georgia Bulldogs, as reflected in the final regular season Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls.
Alabama remains No. 2 in both polls, with the Tide picking up three first-place votes among the coaches. In addition, the Sagarin rankings, used to help determine the BCS standings, has Alabama in the top spot.
Undefeated Notre Dame took the top spot in the final polls, while Oregon climbed into third place among the coaches. Ohio State is No. 3 in the AP, and unranked among the coaches due to being under NCAA penalties. Florida is No. 4 in both polls, and SEC title runner-up Georgia fell to fifth in the USA Today poll and sixth in the AP. Oregon is No. 5 in the AP poll.
The SEC finished with another strong showing, with six of the top ten teams in the coaches poll coming from that conference. LSU is ranked No. 7, Texas A&M eighth and South Carolina tenth.
Overall, four of Alabama’s regular season opponents finished the season ranked in the top 25; Michigan being the only one outside of the Southeastern Conference.
The BCS Standings will be announced at 8:30 ET Sunday night.