College Football AP Top 25: Alabama Returns to No. 1 Spot

Nick Saban

The Alabama Crimson Tide, who started the regular season at No. 1, moved back into the No. 1 spot after the latest AP Top 25 was released on Sunday after Week 14 of the FBS season.

The Crimson Tide (12-1) won the SEC Championship game on Saturday, ending Georgia’s undefeated season in the process. The Bulldogs (12-1) came in at No. 3 in the latest AP Top 25.

The College Football Playoff revealed the field on Sunday morning, with Alabama, Michigan, Georgia and Cincinnati making the four-team field. The AP poll aligned with the seeds. Alabama was No. 1, Michigan was No. 2, Georgia was No. 3 and Cincinnati was No. 4 in the CFP rankings and in the AP poll.

Cincinnati will face Alabama in the Cotton Bowl, while Michigan will face Georgia in the Orange Bowl. Both of those games are New Year’s Eve.

The rest of the Top 10 included No. 5 Notre Dame, No. 6 Baylor, No. 7 Ohio State, No. 8 Ole Miss, No. 9 Oklahoma State, No. 10 Utah.

The rest of the AP Top 25 included No. 11 Michigan State, No. 12 BYU, No. 13 Pitt, No. 14 Oklahoma, No. 15 Oregon, No. 16 Louisiana, No. 17 Iowa, No. 18 NC State, No. 19 Clemson, No. 20 Wake Forest, No. 21 Houston, No. 22 Arkansas, No. 23 Texas A&M, No. 24 UTSA, and No. 25 Kentucky.

Teams also receiving votes included Utah State 109, Wisconsin 66, San Diego State 63, Minnesota 38, Purdue 36, Appalachian State 9, Army 7, Mississippi State 4, Penn State 4, Northern Illinois 1

The College Football America 2021 Yearbook  features more than 900 college football teams from the United States and Canada in more than 250 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos taken by the CFA staff.

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