AP Top 25 College Football Rankings 2020: Final Poll of the Season

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The 2020 college football season is in the books with the Alabama Crimson Tide capping off the season with another national championship win.

Following the conclusion of the season, the Associated Press dropped its final Top 25 poll of the year.

Of course, Alabama and Ohio State top the poll.

Where does your favorite team stand entering the upcoming week in the eyes of the Associated Press voters?

The final AP Top 25 poll can be seen below.

  1. Alabama
  2. Ohio State
  3. Clemson
  4. Texas A&M
  5. Notre Dame
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Georgia
  8. Cincinnati
  9. Iowa State
  10. Northwestern
  11. BYU
  12. Indiana
  13. Florida
  14. Coastal Carolina
  15. UL Lafayette
  16. Iowa
  17. Liberty
  18. North Carolina
  19. Texas
  20. Oklahoma State
  21. USC
  22. Miami
  23. Ball State
  24. San Jose State
  25. Buffalo

The Associated Press rankings carry more weight than polls like the Coaches Poll and FWAA Poll, as they are part of the deciding factor on which teams reach the College Football Playoff. The Coaches Poll, which is not part of the College Football Playoff selection committee’s formula to determine the four teams that will compete for the College Football Playoff National Championship, is voted on by 65 FBS head coaches.

Longtime college football writers who vote in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll include Ben Jones, Bill Landis, Brett McMurphy, Brian Howell, Rece Davis, Rob Long, Robert Gagliardi, Steve Layman, Steve Virgen, Tom Murphy, and Tony Parks.

The Associated Press began its college football poll on Oct. 19, 1936, and it is now the longest-running poll of those that award national titles at the end of the season. The preseason poll was started in 1950. A panel of 62 sports writers and broadcasters from around the country votes on the poll weekly.

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