Nov 26, 2011; Auburn, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back Trent Richardson (3) breaks free from Auburn Tigers defenders at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The Tide defeated the Tigers 42-14. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-US PRESSWIRE
If you had been wondering whether or not the AP Poll would recognize Alabama as this year's national champion or make a statement by keeping LSU ranked at No. 1, well, the answer is right up there for you.
Alabama is on top with LSU right behind them with Oklahoma State, Oregon and Arkansas rounding out the top five.
Also, what's really interesting about the poll aside from Alabama being on top is that Alabama got every first place vote but five. Of those five ballots that didn't put Alabama at the top, only one listed LSU. The other four had Oklahoma State.
The one voter who kept LSU at the top spot was Erik Gee, from KNML in Albuquerque, N.M.. Gee told CBSSports.com's Dennis Dodd in December that it would take "like a 63-0 pasting" by Alabama for the 39-year old radio host to change his vote after the BCS National Championship Game. He believes LSU won the right to the top spot with their performance prior to Monday's 21-0 loss to Alabama, and his final AP Poll vote reflected his firm stance on the issue.
Check out the final AP Poll of the 2011 season below:
1. Alabama (55)
2. LSU (1)
3. Oklahoma State (4)
8. Boise State
9. South Carolina
11. Michigan State
15. Kansas State
17. West Virginia
20. Southern Miss
21. Virginia Tech
23. Florida State
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