USA TODAY releases final 2018-19 Coaches Poll


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USA TODAY releases final 2018-19 Coaches Poll

Clemson continued quite the trend with the Coaches Poll with the 44-16 win over Alabama Monday night in Santa Clara, California.

Clemson improved on its No. 2 preseason ranking with the top spot thanks to the CFP Championship win, which ensured Dabo Swinney's Tigers would outperform their preseason ranking by the Coaches for an eighth-straight season.

It was the second time in three seasons that Clemson was ranked No. 2 preseason and came home with the national title, mirroring the 2016 season but also becoming the first FBS team to finish 15-0.

Syracuse rounds out the ACC reps in the final top 25 at No. 15.

USA TODAY Coaches Poll - 1/8

RANK TEAM RECORD

1 Clemson 15-0 (64)

2 Alabama 14-1

3 Ohio State 13-1

4 Oklahoma 12-2

5 Notre Dame 12-1

6 Florida 10-3

7 Louisiana State 10-3

8 Georgia 11-3

9 Texas 10-4

10 Washington State 11-2

11 Kentucky 10-3

12 Central Florida 12-1

13 Washington 10-4

14 Michigan 10-3

15 Syracuse 10-3

16 Texas A&M 9-4

17 Penn State 9-4

18 Fresno State 12-2

19 Northwestern 9-5

20 Army 11-2

21 Utah State 11-2

22 West Virginia 8-4

23 Cincinnati 11-2

24 Boise State 10-3

25 Mississippi State –

Schools Dropped Out

No. 19 Utah.

Others Receiving Votes

Iowa 102; Utah 75; Appalachian State 56; Stanford 38; Iowa State 29; Auburn 27; Oregon 18; Missouri 14; UAB 9; Georgia Southern 7; Virginia 5; NC State 2; Wisconsin 2; Troy 2; Duke 1.

List of Voters

The Amway Board of Coaches is made up of 65 head coaches at Bowl Subdivision schools. All are members of the American Football Coaches Association. The board for the 2018 season: Blake Anderson, Arkansas State; Major Applewhite, Houston; Dino Babers, Syracuse; Mike Bloomgren, Rice; John Bonamego, Central Michigan; Terry Bowden, Akron; Jeff Brohm, Purdue; Neal Brown, Troy; Troy Calhoun, Air Force; Rod Carey, Northern Illinois; Bill Clark, Alabama-Birmingham; Dave Clawson, Wake Forest; Geoff Collins, Temple; David Cutcliffe, Duke; Mark Dantonio, Michigan State; Bob Davie, New Mexico; Butch Davis, Florida International; Dana Dimel, Texas-El Paso; Herm Edwards, Arizona State; Luke Fickell, Cincinnati; Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M; Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern; P.J. Fleck, Minnesota; James Franklin, Penn State; Willie Fritz, Tulane; Scott Frost, Nebraska; Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech; Turner Gill, Liberty; Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State; Bryan Harsin, Boise State; Clay Helton, Southern California; Tom Herman, Texas; Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia; Mike Jinks, Bowling Green; Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech; Brad Lambert, Charlotte; Mike Leach, Washington State; Lance Leipold, Buffalo; Tim Lester, Western Michigan; Seth Littrell, North Texas; Rocky Long, San Diego State; Chad Lunsford, Georgia Southern; Mike MacIntyre, Colorado; Gus Malzahn, Auburn; Doug Martin, New Mexico State; Urban Meyer, Ohio State; Jeff Monken, Army; Dan Mullen, Florida; Pat Narduzzi, Pittsburgh; Ken Niumatalolo, Navy; Jay Norvell, Nevada; Barry Odom, Missouri; Ed Orgeron, LSU; Gary Patterson, TCU; Chris Petersen, Washington; Bobby Petrino, Louisville; Nick Saban, Alabama; Scott Satterfield, Appalachian State; Kirby Smart, Georgia; Rick Stockstill, Middle Tennessee; Charlie Strong, South Florida; Dabo Swinney, Clemson; Jeff Tedford, Fresno State; Kyle Whittingham, Utah; Everett Withers, Texas State.

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