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Final AP poll for the season: Bama, UGA, OU, Clemson, tOSU, UCF
https://collegefootball.ap.org/poll

57 first-place votes for the Tide, the other 4 for UCF.

1) Alabama
2) Georgia
3) Oklahoma
4) Clemson
5) Ohio St
6) UCF
7) Wisconsin
8) Penn State
9) TCU
10) Auburn
11) Notre Dame
12) USC
13) Miami
14) Oklahoma St
15) Michigan St
16) Washington
17) Northwestern
18) LSU
19) Mississippi St
20) Stanford
21) South Florida
22) Boise St
23) North Carolina St
24) Virginia Tech
25) Memphis



The other time a conference had the final AP 1-2, they actually went one better and had the final 1-2-3: The Big 8 after the 1971 season; final top 3 was Nebraska, Oklahoma, Colorado.
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(01-09-2018 02:52 AM)Wedge Wrote:  https://collegefootball.ap.org/poll

57 first-place votes for the Tide, the other 4 for UCF.

I was hoping UCF would finish 5th. Three in the final top 25 wasn't a bad showing for the AAC.
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RE: Final AP poll for the season: Bama, UGA, OU, Clemson, tOSU, UCF
More statistics:

This was the 50th season in which the final AP poll was taken after the bowl games. (Hard to believe they took the final poll before the bowls up until then, but that's what they did.)

Here are all the teams in those 50 years that finished undefeated and didn't finish #1 in the AP poll, with their final AP ranking. Didn't know the list was so long until I looked it up.

1968
Penn State, 11-0, #2

1969
Penn State, 11-0, #2
USC, 10-0-1, #3

1970
Arizona State, 11-0, #6
Toledo, 12-0, #12
Dartmouth, 9-0, #14

1971
Toledo, 12-0, #14

1973
Ohio State, 10-0-1, #2
Oklahoma, 10-0-1, #3
Penn State, 12-0, #5
Michigan, 10-0-1, #6
Miami-OH, 11-0, #15

1974
Miami-OH, 10-0-1, #10

1975
Arizona State, 12-0, #2

1976
Rutgers, 11-0, #17

1979
USC, 11-0-1, #2

1982
SMU, 11-0-1, #2

1987
Syracuse, 11-0-1, #4

1990
Georgia Tech, 11-0-1, #2 (voted #1 in final coaches poll)

1991
Washington, 12-0, #2 (voted #1 in final coaches poll)

1992
Michigan, 9-0-3, #5 (yep, 3 ties)

1993
Auburn, 11-0, #4 (on probation, no bowl)

1994
Penn State, 12-0, #2
Texas A&M, 10-0-1, #8 (on probation, no bowl)

1995
Toledo, 11-0-1, #24

1997
Nebraska, 13-0, #2 (voted #1 in final coaches poll)

1998
Tulane, 12-0, #7

1999
Marshall, 13-0, #10

2004
Auburn, 13-0, #2
Utah, 12-0, #4

2006
Boise State, 13-0, #5

2008
Utah, 13-0, #2

2009
Boise State, 14-0, #4

2010
TCU, 13-0, #2

2012
Ohio State, 12-0, #3 (on probation, no bowl)

2017
UCF, 12-0, #6
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6 undefeateds post-bowls in 1973? What the hell?
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Final AP poll for the season: Bama, UGA, OU, Clemson, tOSU, UCF
Glad to see UCF get some votes, but 6th is a slap.
Kiffen’s FAU will be first G5 in the playoff next year after taking out #3 OU and #6 UCF.
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(01-09-2018 06:06 AM)owl at the moon Wrote:  Glad to see UCF get some votes, but 6th is a slap.
Kiffen’s FAU will be first G5 in the playoff next year after taking out #3 OU and #6 UCF.

Cannot knock your competitive spirit. Should be a great game against the C-USA and Shula Bowl champion next season. 04-cheers
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(01-09-2018 02:59 AM)Attackcoog Wrote:  
(01-09-2018 02:52 AM)Wedge Wrote:  https://collegefootball.ap.org/poll

57 first-place votes for the Tide, the other 4 for UCF.

I was hoping UCF would finish 5th. Three in the final top 25 wasn't a bad showing for the AAC.

I called it for UCF .... 6th, and that Memphis would cling to #25. Good showing indeed.
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(01-09-2018 02:59 AM)Attackcoog Wrote:  
(01-09-2018 02:52 AM)Wedge Wrote:  https://collegefootball.ap.org/poll

57 first-place votes for the Tide, the other 4 for UCF.

I was hoping UCF would finish 5th. Three in the final top 25 wasn't a bad showing for the AAC.

Can't believe Memphis stayed ranked. Means Iowa St. beat 3 ranked teams. Wonder how many could claim that this year. Probably nobody outside the top 6. And they had two top 10 wins.

edit-forgot about #10 Auburn and MSU. So Auburn was 3-4 vs. ranked teams and 2-3 vs. the top 6.
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RE: Final AP poll for the season: Bama, UGA, OU, Clemson, tOSU, UCF
(01-09-2018 08:26 AM)bullet Wrote:  
(01-09-2018 02:59 AM)Attackcoog Wrote:  
(01-09-2018 02:52 AM)Wedge Wrote:  https://collegefootball.ap.org/poll

57 first-place votes for the Tide, the other 4 for UCF.

I was hoping UCF would finish 5th. Three in the final top 25 wasn't a bad showing for the AAC.

Can't believe Memphis stayed ranked. Means Iowa St. beat 3 ranked teams. Wonder how many could claim that this year. Probably nobody outside the top 6. And they had two top 10 wins.

Memphis was lucky a bunch of teams just ahead of them lost as well. Somebody had to remain ranked.

FWIW, USF becomes the first AAC team to finish ranked in back to back seasons.

USF and Memphis are also the only AAC teams to finish ranked twice since the AAC stopped being AQ in 2014. Both times, Memphis has been ranked #25 in the final poll (2014, 2017). Houston, Navy, and UCF have all been ranked once in the final AP poll.
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The love fest voters had with NC State all year was puzzling.
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(01-09-2018 04:07 AM)IWokeUpLikeThis Wrote:  6 undefeateds post-bowls in 1973? What the hell?

There were 7 undefeated teams before the bowls. In the Sugar Bowl, #3 Notre Dame (10-0) beat then #1 Alabama (11-0) to win the title.

Ohio State and Michigan both finished 10-0-1 as Big Ten co-champions. By conference rules, Ohio State went to the Rose Bowl. At the time the Big Ten would only allow one team to play in a bowl, so Michigan stayed home.

Oklahoma was the Big 8 champion at 10-0-1, but they were on probation, so they stayed home as well.

Then independent Penn State defeated #13 LSU in the Orange bowl, and #15 Miami(O) beat unranked Florida in the Tangerine Bowl.

1973 was the last year the UPI issued its final poll before any bowl games were played, giving the nod to Alabama as its national champion.
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(01-09-2018 06:06 AM)owl at the moon Wrote:  Glad to see UCF get some votes, but 6th is a slap.
Kiffen’s FAU will be first G5 in the playoff next year after taking out #3 OU and #6 UCF.

I actually see this as the opposite. 6th was a spot higher than I would have guessed at best if you told me the bowl results beforehand. They beat out a 13-1 Wisconsin team that was not far from undefeated themselves. I think this was a lot of respect.
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(01-09-2018 09:40 AM)ohio1317 Wrote:  
(01-09-2018 06:06 AM)owl at the moon Wrote:  Glad to see UCF get some votes, but 6th is a slap.
Kiffen’s FAU will be first G5 in the playoff next year after taking out #3 OU and #6 UCF.

I actually see this as the opposite. 6th was a spot higher than I would have guessed at best if you told me the bowl results beforehand. They beat out a 13-1 Wisconsin team that was not far from undefeated themselves. I think this was a lot of respect.

I thought the exact same thing.

I would have placed Wisconsin ahead of them but ultimately, the gap between 6th and 7th is minuscule at best.
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It's instructive that even with the "Big Win" over 3-loss Auburn, UCF still wouldn't make a 4-team playoff if decided by the final AP poll.
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UCF is this year's Rodney Dangerfield of college football.

At least give them 3rd place.
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(01-09-2018 04:07 AM)IWokeUpLikeThis Wrote:  6 undefeateds post-bowls in 1973? What the hell?

Ind. Notre Dame beat SEC champ Alabama #1 vs. #2 in a much hyped Sugar Bowl.
Ind. Penn St. beat LSU in the Orange.
B10 champ Ohio St. beat USC in Rose.
Big 10 co-champ Michigan didn't play in a bowl (B10 only went to Rose then)
Big 8 champ OU was on probation and didn't go to bowl (tie was to USC whose losses were to Notre Dame and Ohio St.)
MAC champ Miami beat Florida in the Tangerine Bowl.
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(01-09-2018 10:24 AM)quo vadis Wrote:  It's instructive that even with the "Big Win" over 3-loss Auburn, UCF still wouldn't make a 4-team playoff if decided by the final AP poll.



I understand your pain, my school's rival won a national championship last year too. It gets better over time. 05-stirthepot
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(01-09-2018 03:53 AM)Wedge Wrote:  1990
Georgia Tech, 11-0-1, #2 (voted #1 in final coaches poll)

And just as BS being #2 28 years later as it was then.
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(01-09-2018 11:19 AM)georgia_tech_swagger Wrote:  
(01-09-2018 03:53 AM)Wedge Wrote:  1990
Georgia Tech, 11-0-1, #2 (voted #1 in final coaches poll)

And just as BS being #2 28 years later as it was then.

Do you have something against 5th downs? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifth_Down_Game_(1990)
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