Clemson ranked No. 3 in final AP poll before Playoffs


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Clemson ranked No. 3 in final AP poll before Playoffs

Clemson remained No. 3 in the final Associated Press top 25 before the Playoffs.

LSU stayed atop the poll (1,535), ahead of Ohio State (1,488), Clemson (1,441) and Oklahoma (1,364).

Virginia dropped out of the top 25 after the 62-17 loss to Clemson on Saturday, leaving no Tiger opponents in the top-25.

AP Top 25 - 12/8

RANK TEAM PV RANK CONFERENCE POINTS

1 LSU (13-0) 1 SEC 1,535

2 Ohio State (13-0) 2 Big Ten 1,488

3 Clemson (13-0) 3 ACC 1,441

4 Oklahoma (12-1) 6 Big 12 1,364

5 Georgia (11-2) 4 SEC 1,241

6 Florida (10-2) 7 SEC 1,167

7 Oregon (11-2) 13 Pac-12 1,141

8 Baylor (11-2) 8 Big 12 1,039

9 Alabama (10-2) 9 SEC 1,011

9 Auburn (9-3) 11 SEC 1,011

11 Wisconsin (10-3) 10 Big Ten 944

12 Utah (11-2) 5 Pac-12 909

13 Penn State (10-2) 12 Big Ten 888

14 Notre Dame (10-2) 14 IA Independents 709

15 Memphis (12-1) 16 American Athletic 675

16 Minnesota (10-2) 15 Big Ten 645

17 Michigan (9-3) 17 Big Ten 597

18 Boise State (12-1) 19 Mountain West 500

19 Iowa (9-3) 18 Big Ten 494

20 Appalachian State (12-1) 20 Sun Belt 355

21 Navy (9-2) 23 American Athletic 246

22 USC (8-4) 24 Pac-12 195

23 Cincinnati (10-3) 21 American Athletic 183

24 Air Force (10-2) 25 Mountain West 97

25 Oklahoma State (8-4) Big 12 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

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