Despite its 59-42 loss to Auburn in the SEC championship game Saturday, Missouri remained in the top 10 of the Associated Press college football poll, dropping four spots to No. 9 on Sunday.
The Associated Press
Florida State finished the regular season at No. 1, and Auburn was No. 2.
The Seminoles and Tigers wrapped up spots in the BCS championship game by winning their conference title games. Those spots will become official tonight.
Florida State received 56 first-place votes from the media panel. Auburn received the remaining four first-place votes.
Alabama was No. 3 in the last rankings until after the bowls. Michigan State jumped six spots to No. 4 after beating Ohio State for the Big Ten title.
No. 5 Stanford was the Pac-12 champion for the second straight season.
No. 6 Baylor won the Big 12, and Ohio State slipped to No. 7 after its first loss since the 2011 season.
South Carolina was eighth, followed by MU and Oregon.
1. Florida State
4. Michigan State
7. Ohio State
8. South Carolina
13. Oklahoma State
16. Arizona State
20. Texas A&M
21. Fresno State
25. Notre Dame