The Georgia Bulldogs ended their season in the top five of both the AP and USA Today Coaches' Poll. Georgia finished with a 12-2 record after a 45-31 win over Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl. The Bulldogs end the year at No. 5 in the AP Top 25 and at No. 4 in the USA Today Coaches' Poll.
Alabama (13-1) finished the season at the unanimous No. 1 team in both polls after their dismantling of Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship Game on Monday. The Bulldogs finished as the second-highest ranked SEC team. Texas A&M (11-2) actually tied with Georgia in the AP Poll, and finished one spot behind them in the USA Today rankings. South Carolina (11-2) and Florida (11-2) finished in the top 10 of both polls as well, for a whopping total of five SEC teams in the top 10.
Oregon (12-1) was the No. 2 team in both polls, with Notre Dame (12-1) finishing ahead of Georgia as well. Ohio State (12-0) was No. 3 in the AP Top 25, but was not ranked in the USA Today Coaches' Poll due to their suspension.