College Football Rankings: Houston Ranks In Top 20 In Final Polls Of The Year

The final NCAA football rankings and polls have been released. The Houston Cougars placed well this year, coming in at No. 14 on the Coaches Poll.

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BCS Standings: Houston Cougars Place No. 19 In Final Standings, Texas At No. 24

The BCS has held its National Championship Game, crowned a champion and wrapped up all of its postseason bowl games. The last word in the college football season is the official final standings, which were released by the BCS right after the Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the LSU Tigers on Monday night in the rematch of the "Game of the Century."

The final BCS standings haven't been officially released yet, but heading into bowl season, the official BCS standings, courtesy of ESPN and the BCS, had the Houston Cougars finishing off their surprising 2011 regular season with a Top 20 showing in each of the three major ranking systems in the country, including clocking in as the No. 19 team in the BCS standings.

The Cougars represent one of the largest gaps between them and the next team in the list, with their final .3504 BCS average dwarfing that of the No. 20 Nebraska Cornhuskers, who finished with a .2606 average. With a solid Top 20 finish to end their season, the Cougars will look forward to next season with loftier goals in mind.

The Texas Longhorns managed to come in at No. 24 on the poll, despite not finishing in the Top 25 in either the final USA Today Coaches Poll or the final AP Poll of the season.

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College Football Rankings: Houston Cougars Land At No. 18 In Final AP Poll

Another jam-packed NCAA football season has come and gone, culminating in a BCS National Championship for the Alabama Crimson Tide on Monday night. Following the game is the inevitable Tuesday morning with the final polls and standings for the year, the last such rankings that college football fans will be seeing for months.

Courtesy of Sports Illustrated comes the final AP poll of the season. The Houston Cougars did not fare quite as well in the AP poll as they did in the final Coaches Poll of the season, but they still placed in the top 20. The Cougars ultimately ranked as the No. 18 team in college football according to the Associated Press, jumping up from No. 20 in the previous poll. Their win in the TicketCity Bowl and their 13-1 final record look mighty fine next to that No. 18 ranking.

Missing out on the Top 25 were the Texas Longhorns, who received just 15 votes in the poll.

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College Football Rankings: Houston Ranks No. 14 In Final Coaches Poll

The final NCAA football rankings and polls have been released. The Houston Cougars placed well this year, coming in at No. 14 on the Coaches Poll.

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