Georgia is the 12th straight champion in AP Top 25 history

Georgia is the 12th straight champion in AP Top 25 history

Georgia is the 12th straight champion in AP Top 25 history

Georgia was No. 1 in the last Associated Press Top 25 college football poll, becoming the 12th consecutive national champion in rankings history after defeating TCU on Monday night.

The Horned Frogs were No. 2, their highest final ranking since the 2010 season. Michigan was No. 3, followed by Ohio State and Alabama.

Georgia received all 63 first-place votes in the poll, which is presented by Regions Bank.

The Bulldogs won the College Football Playoff National Championship Game 65-7 to secure their third AP title overall. Their first came in 1980. Georgia also became the 14th school with as many as three AP national titles.

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“Man, we’re holding ourselves to a high standard,” Georgia cornerback Kelee Ringo said after TCU’s historic outburst at SoFi Stadium.

The last team to finish consecutive No. 1 seasons in the AP Top 25 was Alabama in 2011 and ’12.

Tennessee was No. 6, giving the Southeastern Conference half of the top six teams.

Penn State was No. 7, the first time the Nittany Lions have completed a ranked season since 2019. No. 8 Washington finished ranked for the first time since 2018.

Tulane finished ninth, its first appearance in the final poll since the green wave finished seventh in 1998.

Utah rounded out the top 10, giving the Utes a top 10 finish for the first time since being No. 2 in the 2008 final standings.

No. 11 Florida State returned to the Final Top 25 for the first time since 2016. No. 12 USC was followed by Clemson, Kansas State and Oregon at No. 15.

LSU was No. 16 and No. 17, Oregon State finished ranked for the first time since 2012.

At No. 19, Troy has his highest ranking in school history and his first in the final AP Top 25.

Mike Leach’s last team at Mississippi State finished the season ranked 20th. Leach died suddenly of heart disease last month before the Bulldogs won their game against Illinois to finish 9-4.

The Top 25 APs

The top 25 teams in the Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, record through Jan. 9, a point total based on 25 points for a first-place vote until one point for a vote for 25th place, and previous ranking:

  1. Georgia (63), 14-0
  2. TCU, 13-1
  3. Michigan, 13-1
  4. Ohio Street, 11-2
  5. Alabama, 11-2
  6. Tennessee, 11-2
  7. Penn St., 11-2
  8. Washington, 11-2
  9. Tulane, 12-2
  10. Utah, 10-4
  11. Florida Street, 10-3
  12. Southern California, 11-3
  13. Clemson, 11-3
  14. 10-4 Kansas St.
  15. Oregon, 10-3
  16. USL, 10-4
  17. Oregon Street, 10-3
  18. Notre Dame, 9-4
  19. Troy, 12-2
  20. Mississippi St., 9-4
  21. UCLA, 9-4
  22. Pittsburgh, 9-4
  23. South Carolina, 8-5
  24. 10-4 Fresno St.
  25. Texas, 8-5

Other people receiving votes: Duke 49, UTSA 45, Air Force 40, Boise St. 38, Minnesota 35, Texas Tech 19, North Carolina 8, NC State 6, Iowa 4, Purdue 3, Louisville 3, Maryland 2, Marshall 2, Illinois 1, Cincinnati 1.

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