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Final AP Top 25, Coaches Poll released

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl - North Carolina State v Texas A&M Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

UPDATED: This article now also includes the final Coaches Poll rankings.

The Associated Press as well as the Amway Coaches Poll released their final Top 25 rankings for the 2018 college football season, and the Texas A&M Aggies finished the year ranked 16th in each, jumping five spots in the AP Poll and four in the Coaches Poll following their 52-13 win over NC State in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl.

2018 AP Top 25 final rankings

RK TEAM REC PTS TREND
RK TEAM REC PTS TREND
1 Clemson (61) 15-0 1525 +1
2 Alabama 14-1 1462 -1
3 Ohio State 13-1 1364 +2
4 Oklahoma 12-2 1356 -
5 Notre Dame 12-1 1286 -2
6 LSU 10-3 1119 +5
7 Florida 10-3 1103 +3
Georgia 11-3 1103 -1
9 Texas 10-4 1076 +5
10 Washington State 11-2 959 +2
11 UCF 12-1 898 -4
12 Kentucky 10-3 820 +4
13 Washington 10-4 806 -4
14 Michigan 10-3 745 -6
15 Syracuse 10-3 683 +2
16 Texas A&M 9-4 552 +5
17 Penn State 9-4 492 -4
18 Fresno State 12-2 466 +1
19 Army 11-2 418 +3
20 West Virginia 8-4 296 -5
21 Northwestern 9-5 284 NR
22 Utah State 11-2 188 NR
23 Boise State 10-3 184 -
24 Cincinnati 11-2 171 NR
25 Iowa 9-4 120 NR

2018 Amway Coaches Poll 25 final rankings

RK TEAM REC PTS TREND
RK TEAM REC PTS TREND
1 Clemson 15-0 1600 +1
2 Alabama 14-1 1536 -1
3 Ohio State 13-1 1437 +2
4 Oklahoma 12-2 1415
5 Notre Dame 12-1 1316 -2
6 Florida 10-3 1192 +4
7 Louisiana State 10-3 1186 +4
8 Georgia 11-3 1147 -2
9 Texas 10-4 1093 +5
10 Washington State 11-2 1007 +3
11 Kentucky 10-3 945 +4
12 Central Florida 12-1 876 -5
13 Washington 10-4 807 -4
14 Michigan 10-3 780 -6
15 Syracuse 10-3 720 +2
16 Texas A&M 9-4 625 +4
17 Penn State 9-4 581 -5
18 Fresno State 12-2 497 +3
19 Northwestern 9-5 375 +3
20 Army 11-2 333 +5
21 Utah State 11-2 252 +2
22 West Virginia 8-4 235 -6
23 Cincinnati 11-2 186 +5
24 Boise State 10-3 165
25 Mississippi State 8-5 107 -7

Notables:

  • This is the first time the Aggies have finished the season ranked in either poll since 2013, and their highest finish since they were ranked fifth to close out the 2012 season.
  • Unsurprisingly, Clemson was unanimously voted #1
  • Following their Rose Bowl win over Washington, Ohio State jumped playoff participants Oklahoma and Notre Dame to finish third
  • Texas moved up five spots to finish ninth, but still behind Georgia
  • Despite a supposed down year, the SEC finished with four teams in the top 10
  • Six group of five teams finished ranked, which had not happened since 2010, when TCU was still in the Mountain West