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AP Top 25: 5 SEC teams ranked in the final poll for 2016 season

Alabama held the top spot in the AP Top 25 all season long, but a College Football Playoff national championship game win by Clemson placed the Tigers at the top of the AP Top 25 to end the season.

The Crimson Tide ranked No. 2 in the poll, just ahead of Rose Bowl champion USC. The Trojans leapfrogged College Football Playoff participants Washington and Ohio State following the impressive win against Penn State. Ohio State fell all the way to No. 6 in the final rankings.

LSU’s solid performance in a Citrus Bowl win against Louisville earned the Tigers a final ranking of No. 13.

Florida closely followed LSU at No. 14 after a decisive win against Iowa in the Outback Bowl.

Tennessee finished the season at No. 22 after a win against Nebraska in the Music City Bowl, and Auburn rounded out the SEC’s presence at No. 24 after a disappointing loss to Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl dropped the Tigers seven spots.

The final 2016 season AP Top 25 poll was released on Tuesday, here’s a look at the complete rankings:

1
Clemson (60)
ACC
Record: 14-1
PV Rank

3

Points

1,500

2
Alabama
SEC
Record: 14-1
1
1,440
3
USC
Pac-12
Record: 10-3
9
1,292
4
Washington
Pac-12
Record: 12-2
4
1,277
5
Oklahoma
Big 12
Record: 11-2
7
1,252
6
Ohio State
Big Ten
Record: 11-2
2
1,240
7
Penn State
Big Ten
Record: 11-3
5
1,130
8
Florida State
ACC
Record: 10-3
10
1,105
9
Wisconsin
Big Ten
Record: 11-3
8
1,032
10
Michigan
Big Ten
Record: 10-3
6
1,001
11
Oklahoma State
Big 12
Record: 10-3
13
920
12
Stanford
Pac-12
Record: 10-3
16
730
13
LSU
SEC
Record: 8-4
19
651
14
Florida
SEC
Record: 9-4
20
640
15
Western Michigan
Mid-American
Record: 13-1
12
619
16
Virginia Tech
ACC
Record: 10-4
18
610
17
Colorado
Pac-12
Record: 10-4
11
585
18
West Virginia
Big 12
Record: 10-3
14
368
19
South Florida
The American
Record: 11-2
25
358
20
Miami (FL)
ACC
Record: 9-4
338
21
Louisville
ACC
Record: 9-4
15
277
22
Tennessee
SEC
Record: 9-4
253
23
Utah
Pac-12
Record: 9-4
222
24
Auburn
SEC
Record: 8-5
17
206
25
San Diego State
Mountain West
Record: 11-3
113

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