Ohio State Finishes Third In Final Associated Press Top 25 Poll

By January 14, 2020 (12:41 pm)Football
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For the second consecutive year, Ohio State has finished No. 3 in the season-ending Associated Press Top 25.

The poll was released early Tuesday morning following top-ranked LSU’s 42-25 win over No. 2 Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship the night prior.

The Buckeyes finished the season at 13-1 overall and won the Big Ten for the third straight year, its lone loss coming to Clemson in the CFP semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl.

This marks Ohio State’s 25th top-five finish since the inception of the AP poll in 1936, including 13 of the last 20 seasons. That is the most of any program in the country, outdistancing Oklahoma (nine); Alabama and USC (eight); Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Oregon and Texas (five).

Rank Team Previous Rank Points
1 LSU (15-0) 1 1,550
2 Clemson (14-1) 3 1,487
3 Ohio State (13-1) 2 1,426
4 Georgia (12-2) 5 1,336
5 Oregon (12-2) 7 1,249
6 Florida (11-2) 6 1,211
7 Oklahoma (12-2) 4 1,179
8 Alabama (11-2) 9 1,159
9 Penn State (11-2) 13 1,038
10 Minnesota (11-2) 16 952
11 Wisconsin (10-4) 11 883
12 Notre Dame (11-2) 14 879
13 Baylor (11-3) 8 827
14 Auburn (9-4) 9 726
15 Iowa (10-3) 19 699
16 Utah (11-3) 12 543
17 Memphis (12-2) 15 528
18 Michigan (9-4) 17 468
19 Appalachian State (13-1) 20 466
20 Navy (11-2) 21 415
21 Cincinnati (11-3) 23 343
22 Air Force (11-2) 24 209
23 Boise State (12-2) 18 188
24 UCF (10-3) 78
25 Texas (8-5) 69