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USC Climbs & Alabama Finally Falls In The Last AP Top 25 Of The Season

AP Top 25 College Football Rankings 2017

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An epic 2016-17 college football season came to a close last night, as the Clemson Tigers stunned the Alabama Crimson Tide with a last-second touchdown to win the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship in an epic rematch.

After Alabama marched down the field to retake a 31-28 lead with over two minutes remaining, Clemson was able to return the favor to win the game when Deshaun Watson completed a two-yard touchdown pass to slot receiver Hunter Renfrow with just one second left on the clock.

In the final AP poll of the season, the National Championship victory obviously pushed the Tigers up to No. 1 in the final AP Top 25 poll. USC, who took down Penn State at the Rose Bowl, jumped six spots up to No. 3 in the final college football rankings of the season.


AP Top 25 College Football Rankings 2017: End Of Season AP Poll

1. Clemson (60)
2. Alabama
3. USC
4. Washington
5. Oklahoma
6. Ohio State
7. Penn State
8. Florida State
9. Wisconsin
10. Michigan
11. Oklahoma State
12. Stanford
13. LSU
14. Florida
15. Western Michigan
16. Virginia Tech
17. Colorado
18. West Virginia
19. South Florida
20. Miami
21. Louisville
22. Tennessee
23. Utah
24. Auburn
25. San Diego State

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A New Jersey native who firmly subscribes to the 'it's better to be lucky than good' ideology, my main goal in life is to one day write a Batman screenplay.
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