Huskies just miss top 25 in final polls

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With Auburn and Oregon putting on a classic ending to this year's college football season, the final USA Today football coaches poll and Associated Press polls were released hours after the BCS National Championship game. Northern Illinois, which set a school record for wins with 11, finished 26th in the final coaches poll and 29th in the final AP poll.

The final coaches poll is as follows:

                        Record    Pts    Pvs
1. Auburn (56)    14-0    1,424    2
2. TCU (1)          13-0    1,336    3
3. Oregon           12-1    1,333    1
4. Stanford         12-1    1,254    5
5. Ohio State     12-1    1,197    6
6. Oklahoma      12-2    1,096    8t
7. Boise State    12-1    1,012    10
8. LSU                11-2    1,007    12
8. Wisconsin      11-2    1,007    4
10. Oklahoma State    11-2    883    13
11. Alabama    10-3    860    18
12. Arkansas    10-3    818    8t
13. Nevada       13-1    734    15
14. Michigan State    11-2    676    7
15. Virginia Tech    11-3    636    11
16. Florida State    10-4    506    23
17. Mississippi State    9-4    505    22
18. Missouri      10-3    473    14
19. Nebraska    10-4    354    16
20. Central Florida    11-3    328    24
21. Texas A&M    9-4    277    17
22. South Carolina    9-5    181    20
23. Utah    10-3    156    19
24. Maryland    9-4    111    NR
25. North Carolina State    9-4    94    NR

Others receiving votes: Northern Illinois 82; Tulsa 41; San Diego State 36; West Virginia 35; Iowa 31; Miami (Ohio) 13; Florida 10; Connecticut 7; Air Force 4; Hawaii 4; Notre Dame 3; Washington 1.

The final AP poll is as follows:

                              Record    Pts    Pv
1. Auburn (56)          14-0    1,472    1
2. TCU (3)                13-0    1,392    3
3. Oregon                 12-1    1,379    2
4. Stanford               12-1    1,300    5
5. Ohio St.                12-1    1,220    6
6. Oklahoma            12-2    1,108    9
7. Wisconsin             11-2    1,055    4
8. LSU                      11-2    1,051    11
9. Boise St.               12-1    1,031    10
10. Alabama             10-3    961    15
11. Nevada               13-1    866    13
12. Arkansas            10-3    863    8
13. Oklahoma St.     11-2    833    16
14. Michigan St.       11-2    696    7
15. Mississippi St.     9-4    578    21
16. Virginia Tech      11-3    577    12
17. Florida St.          10-4    502    23
18. Missouri             10-3    477    14
19. Texas A&M         9-4    359    18
20. Nebraska           10-4    334    17
21. UCF                   11-3    225    —
22. South Carolina    9-4    169    19
23. Maryland            9-4    144    —
24. Tulsa                 10-3    128    —
25. N.C. State          9-4    119    —

Others receiving votes: Utah 98, Iowa 54, San Diego St. 52, Northern Illinois 47, Miami (Ohio) 21, Florida 19, West Virginia 16, Notre Dame 9, Connecticut 8, Air Force 5, Navy 3, Hawaii 2, BYU 1, E. Washington 1.

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