Auburn, Alabama tied in final AP Top 25 rankings

Auburn, Alabama tied in final AP Top 25 rankings
From Staff and Wire reports
For a day that didn’t feature Alabama or Auburn football, Championship Saturday ended up being pretty exciting after all.
The College Football Playoff field is now firmly set:
  • No. 1 LSU will play No. 4. Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl
  • No. 2. Ohio State will Play No. 3 Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl
  • And the winners will play each other in Atlanta on January 13.

LSU finished the regular season ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press Top 25, followed by Ohio State, Clemson and Oklahoma.

The Tigers will head into the postseason having been atop the AP poll for the last seven weeks. The Tigers received 47 first-place votes in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank. The Buckeyes had 12 first-place votes, and Clemson received three.

The Sooners moved up two spots in Sunday’s rankings after winning the Big 12 championship.

Georgia slipped a spot to No. 5 after losing the SEC title game to LSU, and Florida was No. 6. Oregon jumped six spots to No. 7 after winning the Pac-12 championship.

No. 8 Baylor held its spot after losing to Oklahoma in overtime. Alabama and Auburn were tied for ninth.

Wisconsin dropped a spot to No. 11 after losing to Ohio State in the Big Ten championship and Utah fell seven spots to No. 12 after being upset by Oregon.

The only team to fall out of the rankings was Virginia, which was blown out by Clemson in the ACC championship game. Oklahoma State moved back into the rankings at No. 25.

 

WEEK 16 AP Top 25

RANK TEAM PV RANK POINTS
1
LSU (13-0) 1 1,535
2
Ohio State (13-0) 2 1,488
3
Clemson (13-0) 3 1,441
4.
Oklahoma (12-1).   6. 1,364
5
Georgia (11-2) 4 1,241
6
Florida (10-2) 7 1,167
7
Oregon (11-2) 13 1,141
8
Baylor (11-2) 8 1,039
9.
Alabama (10-2) 9. 1,011
9
Auburn (9-3) 11 1,011
11
Wisconsin (10-3) 10 944
12
Utah (11-2) 5 909
13
Penn State (10-2) 12 888
14
Notre Dame (10-2) 14 709
15
Memphis (12-1) 16 675
16
Minnesota (10-2) 15 645
17
Michigan (9-3) 17 597
18
Boise State (12-1) 19 500
19
Iowa (9-3) 18.     494
20
Appalachian State

(12-1)

20 355
21
Navy (9-2) 23 246
22
USC (8-4) 24 195
23
Cincinnati (10-3) 21 183
24
Air Force (10-2) 25 97
25
Oklahoma State (8-4) 70
Others receiving votes:

SMU 63, Virginia 55, Kansas State 50, Texas A&M 7, Florida Atlantic 7, Arizona State 5, Iowa State 5, UCF 5, California 4, Washington 3