Final AP Poll: Alabama #1, Many Surprises in Top 25

The Top Twenty Five teams in The Associated Press expanded college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, final records, points based on 25 points for a first place vote through one point for a 25th place vote, previous ranking, record vs. top 25 teams at time of game, record of opponents played, and extra points:

  Vs. Opp.
  Record Pts Pv T25 Rec. Extra Points
1. Alabama (61) 14-1 1,525 2 8-1 120-48 Saban four AP titles
2. Clemson 14-1 1,464 1 4-1 96-65 Best final rank since '81
3. Stanford 12-2 1,360 5 4-0 100-69 Best final rank since '40
4. Ohio St. 12-1 1,342 7 2-1 88-67 Meyer 50-4 in 4 yrs OSU
5. Oklahoma 11-2 1,270 4 5-1 95-60 Stoops 13 10-win seasons
6. Michigan St. 12-2 1,227 3 4-1 106-63 Shutout in Cotton Bowl
7. TCU 11-2 1,098 11 3-1 79-71 31-point comeback in Alamo
8. Houston 13-1 1,050 14 4-0 82-80 Best final rank since '90
9. Iowa 12-2 981 6 2-2 92-73 Most wins ever
10. Mississippi 10-3 975 16 5-1 98-55 Best final rank since '69
11. Notre Dame 10-3 953 8 2-3 93-62 Lost to No. 2, No.3, No. 4
12. Michigan 10-3 911 17 2-2 91-63 Harbaugh won 10 first year
13. Baylor 10-3 820 18 2-2 81-69 Record 645 rushing vs. UNC
14. Florida St. 10-3 630 9 1-2 90-65 39 straight winning years
15. North Carolina 11-3 563 10 1-2 91-71 1997 last time final T25
16. LSU 9-3 546 22 3-2 90-55 Fournette 212 yards-5 TDs
17. Utah 10-3 499 20 2-0 84-71 Whittingham 9-1 in bowls
18. Navy 11-2 465 21 1-2 87-68 Most wins ever in a season
19. Oregon 9-4 391 15 2-3 97-59 Lowest final rk since '07
20. Oklahoma St. 10-3 372 13 1-3 85-64 Lost last three games
21. Wisconsin 10-3 332 23 0-2 77-77 QB Stave record 31 wins
22. Tennessee 9-4 260 NR 2-2 94-79 Most wins since 2007
23. Northwestern 10-3 203 12 2-2 94-60 1996 last time final T25
24. W. Kentucky 12-2 128 25 0-1 82-79 Most wins in FBS era
25. Florida 10-4 126 19 1-4 96-66 Lost last three games

Others receiving votes: Georgia 109, Washington St. 51, Mississippi St. 47, San Diego St. 44, Arkansas 28, Toledo 28, Southern Cal 10, Appalachian St. 7, Boise St. 4, Duke 3, Temple 2, BYU 1.

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