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Final College Football Rankings: Oregon, Stanford Give Pac-10 Two Top-Four Teams For First Time Ever

While the Oregon Ducks couldn't quite finish their ultimate quest Monday night in the BCS National Championship Game, they managed, along with the Stanford Cardinal, to accomplish something in the final college football rankings never before achieved by the Pac-10 conference. The final Associated Press poll has been released, and by no surprise the victorious Auburn Tigers are No. 1, the fifth straight SEC team to capture the honor. But Oregon is No. 3 and Stanford is No. 4, giving the Pac-10 two teams in the final AP top four for the first time ever.

The TCU Horned Frogs, who won the Rose Bowl over the Wisconsin Badgers, finished No. 2 in the final poll. TCU captured three first place votes, by those unimpressed with last night's game. The No. 2 finish was the highest finish for TCU since winning the national championship in 1938.

Here is the full AP top 25:

1    Auburn (56)    14-0  
2    TCU (3)    13-0   
3    Oregon    12-1   
4    Stanford    12-1   
5    Ohio State    12-1   
6    Oklahoma    12-2   
7    Wisconsin    11-2   
8    LSU    11-2    1,0-1   
9    Boise State    12-1   
10    Alabama    10-3   
11    Nevada    13-1  
12    Arkansas    10-3   
13    Oklahoma State    11-2 
14    Michigan State    11-2   
15    Mississippi State    9-4   
16    Virginia Tech    11-3  
17    Florida State    10-4 
18    Missouri    10-3 
19    Texas A&M    9-4  
20    Nebraska    10-4  
21    UCF    11-3      
22    South Carolina    9-5 
23    Maryland    9-4    1 
24    Tulsa    10-3   
25    North Carolina State    9-4

The Pac-10 has had two teams finish in the AP top six just two other times. In 1952, USC finished No. 5 with UCLA No. 6. In 1982, the Pac-10 had three in the top seven, with UCLA No. 5, Arizona St No. 6, and Washington No. 7. In this year's poll, Oregon and Stanford were the only Pac-10 teams in the top 25.