Coach Poll Top 25: Georgia finishes season No. 1 ahead of No. 2 TCU in college football rankings

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Georgia ranked first in Tuesday’s final coaches’ poll, a day after winning its second straight College Football Playoff National Championship. After a 65-7 loss to the Bulldogs in CFP title game on MondayTCU finished No. 2, ahead of No. 3 Michigan and No. 4 Ohio State in the final rankings.

Alabama pushed for a place in the Top 4 with a dominant 45-20 win over Kansas State in the Sugar Bowl, but the Crimson Tide finished 5th behind the college football playoff teams. Tennessee finished sixth with a 31-14 win over Clemson in the Orange Bowl, giving the SEC three teams in the final top 6.

Perhaps the biggest winner of the final rankings alongside Georgia was No. 9 Tulane, who added a second top-15 win over USC at the Cotton Bowl to return to the rankings for the first time since 1998. Troy also moved up the finals at No. 20 after a 12-2 season under coach Jon Sumrall in his freshman year. Pac-12 schools USC and Utah both fell out of the top 10 with losses in their bowl games.

Below are the final rankings in the Top 25 Coaches Poll. First place votes are in parentheses.

Coach Poll Top 25

  1. Georgia (63)
  2. TCU
  3. Michigan
  4. State of Ohio
  5. Alabama
  6. Tennessee
  7. Pennsylvania
  8. Washington
  9. Tulane
  10. State of Florida
  11. Utah
  12. Clemson
  13. U.S.C
  14. State of Kansas
  15. LSU
  16. Oregon
  17. Oregon State
  18. Our lady
  19. State of Mississippi
  20. Troy
  21. UCLA
  22. Pittsburgh
  23. South Carolina
  24. State of Fresno
  25. Texas

Others get votes: UTSA (68), Minnesota (57), Air Force (50), Duke (47), North Carolina (35), Boise State (22), Texas Tech (13), South Alabama (9), Iowa (9) , Wake Forest (6), Ohio (6), Maryland (4), Louisville (3), Cincinnati (3), BYU (3), UCF (2), Purdue (1), Ole Miss (1)

fallen out: No. 22 UTSA, No. 25 North Carolina

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