The national title game was a wild one and it looked like for a while Auburn would come out on top. In the end, it was Florida State who lasted the 60 minutes to come out on top. At the beginning of the season I identified FSU as my No. 2 team and my only uncertainty about them was starting a redshirt freshman at QB. That proved to be the least of things I needed to worry about until the championship game. But with a few minutes left in the first half, Jameis Winston finally turned it on helped spur on his team to victory. Florida State has finished, clearly, as my No. 1 team, but in a slight change from the norm, I’ve put Michigan State as my No. 2 team instead of Auburn. The Tigers played some tough teams and lost a close game against FSU, but my decision to rank the Spartan second has more to do with what they did do and not what Auburn didn’t do. The Spartans played like a team all year, cohesively as one unit, and proved to have the best defense in the country. Quarterback Connor Cook came a long way from their lone-loss against Notre Dame and this team is truly great. Finishing the season with two huge victories, I felt the Spartan deserved to be No. 2. Click “read more” to see the rest of the ranking.