Clemson ranked No. 3 in final Coaches Poll before CFP


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Clemson ranked No. 3 in final Coaches Poll before CFP

The Coaches Poll got in their last word before the last Playoff committee rankings.

They have LSU as the nation's top team, with 46 first-place votes.

They have Ohio State next (14 votes) and then Clemson (3), with Oklahoma rounding out the top-four.

Virginia stayed in the poll at No. 25 after its 62-17 loss to Clemson on Saturday in Charlotte.

USA TODAY Coaches Poll - 12/8

Rnk Record Pts 1st votes Prev Change Hi/lo

1 Louisiana State 13-0 1605 46 1 — 1/6

2 Ohio State 13-0 1562 14 2 — 2/6

3 Clemson 13-0 1513 5 3 — 1/3

4 Oklahoma 12-1 1430 0 6 2 4/9

5 Georgia 11-2 1294 0 4 -1 3/10

6 Oregon 11-2 1189 0 13 7 6/18

7 Florida 10-2 1172 0 7 — 6/12

8 Baylor 11-2 1161 0 8 — 8/NR

9 Alabama 10-2 1092 0 9 — 1/9

10 Utah 11-2 1005 0 5 -5 5/19

11 Wisconsin 10-3 988 0 10 -1 6/17

12 Penn State 10-2 967 0 11 -1 5/14

13 Auburn 9-3 962 0 12 -1 7/16

14 Notre Dame 10-2 771 0 14 — 7/16

15 Memphis 12-1 667 0 16 1 15/NR

16 Minnesota 10-2 654 0 15 -1 7/NR

17 Michigan 9-3 592 0 18 1 7/20

18 Boise State 12-1 566 0 17 -1 13/NR

19 Iowa 9-3 485 0 19 — 14/22

20 Appalachian State 12-1 375 0 20 — 20/NR

21 Navy 9-2 234 0 23 2 21/NR

22 Cincinnati 10-3 233 0 21 -1 17/NR

23 Southern California 8-4 189 0 24 1 23/NR

24 Air Force 10-2 151 0 25 1 24/NR

25 Virginia 9-4 73 0 22 -3 18/NR

Others rec. votes: Oklahoma State 64; Southern Methodist 61; Kansas State 20; Indiana 10; UL Lafayette 6; Florida Atlantic 6; Central Florida 6; San Diego State 5; Tennessee 4; Kentucky 3; Iowa State 3; Arizona State 3; Virginia Tech 2; Hawaii 1; California 1.

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