Another suggestion is to make a curved line with the same curve as your ribbon, make it invisible, (no stroke colour or fill colour) and put the text to the path of the curved line. instead of the ribbon itself.
Thanks for the help guys. But I still cant figure it out. The tutorial you mentioned is the one that I watched to begin with. I've gone back and watched it several times and I'm pretty sure I'm doing it just like he does. Mine just places it on the end. I've also tried the curved line. I think I must have some setting wrong or something.