Clemson is No. 1 in final AP Poll

Clemson finishes No. 1 in the final AP Poll. Alabama, USC, Washington, Oklahoma round out the top five.
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Clemson topped the final Associated Press poll on Tuesday after its thrilling 35–31 victory over defending champion Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship.

The No. 1 ranking is Clemson's second AP title, after finishing No. 1 in 1981.

Alabama, USC, Washington and Oklahoma round out the top five. USC started the season 1–3 and won its final nine games, capped off by a 52–49 victory in the Rose Bowl over Penn State.

Ohio State is No. 6, followed by Penn State, Florida State, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

View the full rankings below.

1. Clemson  
2, Alabama 
3. USC 
4. Washington
5. Oklahoma  
6. Ohio State  
7. Penn State  
8. Florida State  
9. Wisconsin  
10. Michigan  
11. Oklahoma State  
12. Stanford 
13. LSU  
14. Florida  
15. Western Michigan  
16. Virginia Tech  
17. Colorado  
18. West Virginia 
19. USF  
20. Miami (Fla.)
21. Louisville  
22. Tennessee  
23. Utah  
24. Auburn  
25. San Diego State  

- Scooby Axson