Alabama Top Team in the LandMIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) -
Alabama is No. 1 at being No. 1.
The Crimson Tide (13-1) was
voted national champion by The Associated Press for the ninth time, more than
any other program in college football, after routing Notre Dame 42-14 on Monday
Notre Dame, No. 1 coming into the BCS
championship, dropped to No. 4.
The Tide entered the title game with as
many AP titles as the Fighting Irish, and emphatically broke the tie for first.
It's Alabama's second straight title and third in four years. The only other
team to win three AP titles in four seasons was Notre Dame from 1946-49.
Oregon (12-1) finished second, and
undefeated Ohio State (12-0), banned from the postseason because of NCAA
sanctions was third. Georgia and Texas A&M tied for fifth.
Stanford, South Carolina, Florida and Florida
St. round out the top 10.
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