Alabama was voted No. 1 in the final Associated Press college football poll after the Crimson Tide beat Georgia in the national championship game on Monday night. Unbeaten Central Florida finished sixth.

The Crimson Tide received 57 of 61 first-place votes from the media panel after its 26-23 overtime win. UCF received the other four.

Georgia finished second and Oklahoma was third, followed by Clemson and Ohio State.

The AP national championship is the 11th for the Crimson Tide, three more than any other school, and fifth under coach Nick Saban since 2009. Alabama becomes the first preseason No. 1 to finish No. 1 since Southern California in 2004 and for the fourth time two teams from the same conference finished Nos. 1 and 2.

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press final college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

RecordPtsPv
1. Alabama (57)13-115214
2. Georgia13-214543
3. Oklahoma12-213742
4. Clemson12-212921
5. Ohio St.12-212865
6. UCF (4)13-0124810
7. Wisconsin13-111946
8. Penn St.11-211209
9. TCU11-397413
10. Auburn10-49177
11. Notre Dame10-385714
12. Southern Cal11-38398
13. Miami10-376911
14. Oklahoma St.10-375817
15. Michigan St.10-370518
16. Washington10-366812
17. Northwestern10-352820
18. LSU9-436816
19. Mississippi St.9-435924
20. Stanford9-533615
21. South Florida10-226723
22. Boise St.11-325125
23. NC State9-4232NR
24. Virginia Tech9-412622
25. Memphis10-311919

Others receiving votes: Washington St. 84, South Carolina 46, Iowa St. 36, Army 33, FAU 32, Troy 14, Fresno St. 13, San Diego St. 3, Iowa 2.

 

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