Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher shares a laugh with Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban on the ESPN post game set after defeating the Auburn Tigers 34-31 during the second half of the 2014 BCS National Championship game at the Rose Bowl. Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama Finishes in Top Ten in AP, Coaches Polls

Alabama Crimson Tide fans looking for silver linings in the season got one more after the Auburn Tigers were defeated by the Florida State Seminoles Monday night for the BCS National Championship.

Alabama was ranked No. 7 in the final Associated Press college football poll, and No. 8 in the final USA Today coaches poll.

The ranking marks the sixth consecutive season Alabama has finished the year ranked in the top ten in the AP poll, dating back to Nick Saban’s first season as the head coach of the Crimson Tide.

The top ten in the AP Poll look like this:

Rk. Team (1st Pl. Votes) Record Points
1 Florida State (60) 14-0 1,500
2 Auburn 12-2 1,428
3 Michigan State 13-1 1,385
4 South Carolina 11-2 1,247
5 Missouri 12-2 1,236
6 Oklahoma 11-2 1,205
7 Alabama 11-2 1,114
8 Clemson 11-2 1,078
9 Oregon 11-2 974
10 UCF 12-1 959

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