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Ohio State Finishes Second In Final Associated Press Poll

By January 12, 2021 (1:59 am)Football

As expected following Monday night’s 52-24 loss to Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship, Ohio State finished No. 2 in the final Associated Press poll of the season.

The Buckeyes (7-1) won their fourth straight Big Ten title this fall and reached the title game with a 49-28 win over No. 3 Clemson in the Sugar Bowl. 

Texas A&M jumped one spot to fourth by virtue of its Orange Bowl win over No. 18 North Carolina, while Notre Dame – which fell to the Crimson Tide in the other playoff semifinal at the Rose Bowl – rounded out the top five.

Here’s a complete breakdown of the final AP poll:

RankingTeamRecordPoints (First Place Votes)PreviousConference
No. 1Alabama12–01,525 (61)1SEC
No. 2Ohio State7–01,4633Big Ten
No. 3Clemson10–21,3782ACC
No. 4Texas A&M9–11,3035SEC
No. 5Notre Dame10–21,2794ACC
No. 6Oklahoma9–21,2438Big XII
No. 7Georgia8–21,14411SEC
No. 8Cincinnati9–11,0746American
No. 9Iowa State9–31,03512Big XII
No. 10Northwestern7–289315Big Ten
No. 11BYU11–186213Independent
No. 12Indiana6–27737Big Ten
No. 13Florida8–476410SEC
No. 14Coastal Carolina11–17259Sun Belt
No. 15Louisiana-Lafayette10–166416Sun Belt
No. 16Iowa6–258117Big Ten
No. 17Liberty10–157623Independent
No. 18North Carolina8–453214ACC
No. 19Texas7–348520Big XII
No. 20Oklahoma State8–3417Big XII
No. 21USC5–130621Pac-12
No. 22Miami (FL)8–328418ACC
No. 23Ball State7–1183MAC
No. 24San Jose State7–18019Mountain West
No. 25Buffalo6–151MAC

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