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CFP Championship – Bama vs Bulldogs in Classic Title Matchup

College Football Playoff National Championship
Bama vs Bulldogs in Classic Title Matchup

The 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship game is set for Lucas Stadium in Indianapolis Indiana. It’s a rare rematch of the SEC title game between Alabama and Georgia just four weeks ago. Bama had a dominant title game winning 41-24 with the score no indication of the matchup. The final features #1 vs #2 with both clubs 13-1. Georgia was undefeated entering the SEC title game and is quietly looking for revenge for the disappointing performance. Each team had an impressive Semi-final win, Bama vs Cincinnati 27-6 and Georgia 34-11 over Michigan. Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young outclassed the Bulldogs QB Stetson Bennett in the title game and had Georgia trailing from early in the contest. Young gives the Tide the trump card that has spelled the difference in big matchups.

The college football season comes down to the Crimson Tide and Bulldogs squaring off in the College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T (Monday, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN).

The eighth final of the College Football Playoff will truly represent the top two teams. The Tide is seeking their 7th national championship in the past 13 seasons and their second back to back title. The Bulldogs are seeking their first since 1980. Georgia HC Kirby Smart hopes to break a winless streak (0-4) against his former boss, Alabama coach Nick Saban. Georgia lost to Bama in the 2018 Championship game after leading at halftime 13-0. Bama behind Tuo Tagovailoa spearheaded the comeback in overtime with a thrilling 41 yard TD pass to another Bama Heisman Trophy winner wideout DeVonta Smith.

It will be Alabama’s 6th appearance in the national final in the past seven years, including last year’s title-winning contest. The Tide has won the last seven meetings between the teams under legendary coach Nick Saban. Tide rolls behind the magic of QB Bryce Young.

Prediction: Alabama 27 – Georgia 13




It’s All SEC for National Title – Alabama vs Georgia

It’s All SEC for National Title
Alabama and Georgia Impress in Semi-final Matchups

Both SEC teams won their Semi-final games to earn the CFP national championship on January 10th.

Alabama and Georgia had strong wins in last Friday’s semi-finals. Bama methodically defeated Cincinnati 27-6 in the Cotton Bowl to retain their #1 ranking entering the title game. Georgia was just as impressive drilling Michigan in the Orange Bowl 34-11.

They will meet in a rematch of the 2021 SEC title game where Bama smashed the Bulldogs perfect season with a 41-24 victory. The score does not reflect the fact that the Tide dominated from the opening kickoff and the final looks closer than the actual contest. Alabama has won seven straight against Georgia, including that overtime triumph in the CFP title game, and three SEC championship game victories, the most recent coming Dec. 4.

The 2022 title game has all the makings of a Classic close matchup despite the SEC title game lopsided game. Georgia spent most of the season as the #1 team, while Alabama ranked high though rarely dominated after midseason.

   Jan 10, 2022 – Indianapolis, In – 8 pm ESPN
CFP National title Game – Alabama (13-1) vs Georgia (13-1)

 




College Football Bowl Season 2021-2022

College Football Bowl Season 2021-2022

College football bowl season is here. There are 44 bowl games scheduled, including the College Football Playoff and the national championship games. Bowl games begin Friday, Dec. 17 and ending on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022.

Complete Bowl Lineup
Schedule

Capital One Bowl Mania

Friday, Dec. 17 –

Bahamas Bowl
Middle Tennessee vs. Toledo
Noon, ESPN

Tailgreeter Cure Bowl
Northern Illinois vs. Coastal Carolina
6 p.m., ESPN2

Saturday, Dec. 18

RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl
Western Kentucky vs. Appalachian State
11 a.m., ESPN

Cricket Celebration Bowl
South Carolina State vs. Jackson State
Noon, ABC

PUBG Mobile New Mexico Bowl
UTEP vs. Fresno State
2:15 p.m., ESPN

Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl
UAB vs. BYU
3:30 p.m., ABC

LendingTree Bowl
Eastern Michigan vs. Liberty
5:45 p.m., ESPN

Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl
Utah State vs. Oregon State
7:30 p.m., ABC

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Louisiana vs. Marshall
9:15 p.m., ESPN

Monday, Dec 20

Myrtle Beach Bowl Presented by TaxAct
Old Dominion vs. Tulsa
2:30 p.m., ESPN

Tuesday, Dec. 21

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Kent State vs. Wyoming
3:30 p.m., ESPN

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl
UTSA vs. San Diego State
7:30 p.m., ESPN

Wednesday, Dec. 22

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Missouri vs. Army
8 p.m., ESPN

Thursday, Dec. 23

Frisco Football Classic
North Texas vs. Miami (Oh)
3:30 p.m., ESPN

Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl
UCF vs. Florida
7 p.m., ESPN

Friday, Dec. 24

EasyPost Hawai’i Bowl
Memphis vs. Hawai’i
8 p.m., ESPN

Saturday, Dec. 25

TaxAct Camellia Bowl
Georgia State vs. Ball State
2:30 p.m., ESPN

Monday, Dec. 27

Quick Lane Bowl
Western Michigan vs. Nevada
11 a.m., ESPN

Military Bowl presented by Peraton
Boston College vs. East Carolina
2:30 p.m., ESPN

Tuesday, Dec. 28

TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl
Houston vs. Auburn
Noon, ESPN

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
Air Force vs. Louisville
3:15 p.m., ESPN

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Mississippi State vs. Texas Tech
6:45 p.m., ESPN

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl
UCLA vs. NC State
8 p.m., Fox

Guaranteed Rate Bowl
West Virginia vs. Minnesota
10:15 p.m., ESPN

Wednesday, Dec. 29

Wasabi Fenway Bowl
SMU vs. Virginia
11 a.m., ESPN

New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Maryland vs. Virginia Tech
2:15 p.m., ESPN

Cheez-It Bowl
Clemson vs. Iowa State
5:45 p.m., ESPN

Valero Alamo Bowl
Oregon vs. Oklahoma
9:15 p.m., ESPN

Thursday, Dec. 30

Duke’s Mayo Bowl
North Carolina vs. South Carolina
11:30 a.m., ESPN

TransPerfect Music City Bowl
Tennessee vs. Purdue
3 p.m., ESPN

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Michigan State vs. Pittsburgh
7 p.m., ESPN

SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl
Wisconsin vs. Arizona State
10:30 p.m., ESPN

Friday, Dec. 31

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
Wake Forest vs. Texas A&M
11 a.m., ESPN

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl
Washington State vs. Miami
2 p.m., CBS

Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl
Central Michigan vs. Boise State
2 p.m.

CFP Semifinal: Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
#4 Cincinnati vs. #1 Alabama
3:30 p.m., ESPN

CFP Semifinal: Capital One Orange Bowl
#3 Georgia vs. #2 Michigan
7:30 p.m., ESPN

Saturday, Jan. 1

Outback Bowl
Penn State vs. Arkansas
Noon, ESPN2

Vrbo Citrus Bowl
Iowa vs. Kentucky
1 p.m., ABC

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma State
1 p.m., ESPN

Rose Bowl Game Pres. by Capital One Venture X
Ohio State vs. Utah
5 p.m., ESPN

Allstate Sugar Bowl
Ole Miss vs. Baylor
8:45 p.m., ESPN

Tuesday, Jan. 4

TaxAct Texas Bowl
LSU vs. Kansas State
9 p.m., ESPN

Monday, Jan. 10

CFP National Championship Presented by AT&T
Semi-Finalist Winners
8 p.m., ESPN




Draft Insiders’ College All-American Teams 2021

College Football Mondays
Draft Insiders’ – College All-American Teams 2021

SEC and Big Ten Dominates First Two Teams
Staff

First Team
Offense

Pos       Player               Team                Year
QB Bryce Young           Alabama           Sophomore
RB Kenneth Walker III   Michigan St       Junior
RB Breece Hall             Iowa St             Junior
WR Jameson Williams   Alabama           Junior
WR David Bell               Purdue             Junior
WR Jordan Addison      Pittsburgh         Soph
TE Trey McBride           Colorado St       Senior
C Tyler Linderbaum       Iowa                 Junior
OL Evan Neal                 Alabama           Junior
OL Charles Cross           Mississippi St.   Junior
OL Ikem Okwonu             NC St               Sophomore
OL Nicholas Petit-Frere   Ohio St             Junior

Defense

DL Aidan Hutchinson      Michigan           Senior
DL Jordan Davis             Georgia             Senior
DL DeMarvin Leal          Texas A&M       Junior
DL Jermaine Johnson II  Florida St          Senior
LB Will Anderson Jr.       Alabama           Sophomore
LB Nakobe Dean             Georgia            Junior
LB Devin Lloyd              Utah                 Junior
LB David Ojabo              Michigan           Junior
CB Ahmad Gardner       Cincinnati          Junior
CB Roger McCreary       Auburn              Junior
S Kyle Hamilton             Notre Dame      Junior
S Jalen Pitre                    Baylor               Senior

Special Teams
K Jake Moody               Michigan           Senior
P Matt Araiza                San Diego St     Junior
KR Zonovan Knight       NC St               Sophomore
PR Britain Covey           Utah                 Junior
AP Marcus Jones          Houston            Senior

Second Team

Offense
QB Kenny Pickett          Pittsburgh         Senior
RB Tyler Badie              Missouri            Senior
RB Kyren Williams         Notre Dame      Soph
WR Chris Olave            Ohio State        Senior
WR Treylon Burks         Arkansas          Junior
WR Garrett Wilson        Ohio State        Junior
TE Michael Mayer          Notre Dame      Soph
C Jarrett Patterson        Notre Dame      Junior
OL Darian Kinnard         Kentucky          Senior
OL Zion Johnson           Boston College Senior
OL Kenyon Green         Texas A&M       Junior
OL Sean Rhyan            UCLA               Junior

Defense
DL Kayvon Thibodeaux  Oregon             Junior
DL Will McDonald IV      Iowa St             Junior
DL Myjai Sanders          Cincinnati          Senior
DL George Karlaftis       Purdue             Junior
LB Damone Clark          LSU                  Senior
LB Leo Chenal              Wisconsin         Senior
LB Nik Bonitto               Oklahoma         Junior
LB Sam Williams           Ole Miss           Senior
CB Coby Bryant            Cincinnati          Senior
CB Riley Moss              Iowa                 Senior
S Jordan Battle             Alabama           Junior
S Jaquan Brisker           Penn St            Senior

Special Teams
K Noah Ruggles            Ohio St             Senior
P Jordan Stout              Penn St            Senior
KR Brian Battie             South Florida    Soph
PR Marcus Jones          Houston            Senior
AP Deuce Vaughn         Kansas St         Soph




Alabama’s Bryce Young Wins 2021 Heisman Trophy

Bama’s Bryce Young Wins 2021 Heisman Trophy
Back to Back Alabama Heisman Award Winners

Alabama’s QB Bryce Young parlayed an outstanding 2021 season to win the Heisman Trophy 2021 after leading the Crimson Tide to the SEC title early this month. Young also won the Maxwell Award, given to the best player in college football, and the Davey O’Brien Award, given to the nation’s top quarterback last week.

Young ran away in the voting of this year’s Heisman Trophy, winning the award in a ceremony in New York City on Saturday night. He built a strong resume with several big wins this fall, including a dramatic late overtime comeback vs arch rival Auburn. His best performance came in the SEC title game vs undefeated Georgia, the nation’s top ranked defense.

The sophomore is a former 5-star prospect from California. Young entered the season with huge expectations as the main choice to replace former Crimson Tide QB and NFL 1st-round pick Mac Jones.

During the national coaching convention this summer, Alabama coach Nick Saban let the media know that Young, without even starting a game, would become the highest earning name and image which becomes available to college athletes for the first time this year.

Young not only lived up to the hype, beginning with a 4 TD performance in a season-opening win over then-#14 Miami before going on the road to beat #11 Florida two weeks later. in a dramatic come-from-behind win at Auburn to close out the regular season and then by dominating Georgia and its top ranked defense in the SEC championship game a week later, that Young sealed his Heisman victory.

He showed the ability to keep calm under pressure, avoid the pass rush and find the open receiver. An accurate passer, he completed 68.0% of his attempts with few interceptions. Young’s final credentials included a strong 43 TD passes and only 4 interceptions.

With Young winning this year’s Heisman Trophy, Alabama became the sixth school to win the award in back-to-back seasons. Wide receiver DeVonta Smith won it last year. The Tide’s other recemt Heisman winners include running backs Derrick Henry and Mark Ingram II, all coming during the Nick Saban era.

Michigan defensive end and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, Aidan Hutchinson finished second in this year’s voting, followed by Pittsburgh QB Kenny Pickett and Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud.

On Dec. 31, #1 Alabama will play #4 Cincinnati in the CFP Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.

 




College Football Award Winners 2021

College Football Award Winners 2021

Heisman Trophy Award – Sat, Dec 11, ESPN
The Home Depot College Football Awards – Thurs, Dec, 9, 2021

Below is a list of the winners:

Maxwell Award – Player of the Year
– Bryce Young, QB Alabama

Walter Camp Award – Player of the Year
– Kenneth Walker III, RB Michigan State

AP Player of the Year –
Bryce Young, QB Alabama

Davey O’Brien Award – best QB
– Bryce Young, Alabama

Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award – top senior QB
– Kenny Pickett, Pitt

Doak Walker Award – best RB
– Kenneth Walker III, Michigan State

Fred Biletnikoff Award – best WR
– Jordan Addison, Pitt

John Mackey Award – best TE
– Trey McBride, Colorado State

Rimington Trophy – best Center
– Tyler Linderbaum, Iowa

Bronko Nagurski Trophy – best defensive player
– Will Anderson Jr., LB Alabama

Chuck Bednarik Award – defensive player of the year
– Jordan Davis, DT Georgia

Outland Trophy – best interior lineman
– Jordan Davis, DT Georgia

Lombardi Award – top lineman
– Aidan Hutchinson, DE Michigan

Butkus Award – best LBer
– Nakobe Dean, Georgia

Jim Thorpe Award – top defensive back
– Coby Bryant, CB Cincinnati

Lou Groza Award – top kicker
– Jake Moody, Michigan

Ray Guy Award – top punter
– Matt Araiza, San Diego State

The Home Depot Award – Coach of the Year
– Luke Fickell, Cincinnati

Broyles Award – best Assistant Coach
– Josh Gattis, Michigan offensive coordinator

Disney Spirit Award – Inspirational player/team
– Tre Tipton, WR Pitt

Wuerffel Trophy – Community service
– Isaiah Sanders, QB Stanford

Burlsworth Trophy – Top Former Walk-On
– Grant Morgan, LB Arkansas

William V. Campbell Trophy – Academic Heisman
– Charlie Kolar, TE Iowa State




College Football Playoff Rankings – Final Four Teams Selected

College Football Monday – Week 15

Alabama Bombs Georgia
Cincinnati Bearcats – Nation’s Only Unbeaten Club

Draft Insiders’ – Top 25 Weekly Rankings

Team of Week –  Alabama Pounds Georgia, 41-24
 
Upset of the Week – Baylor over Oklahoma State, 21-16

Offensive Player of Week
– QB Bryce Young – Alabama
Defensive Player of Week – LB Will Anderson – Alabama
 
Championship Semi Final Games – Dec, 31, 2021
 
   Cotton Bowl – Arlington, Texas – 3:30 pm, ESPN
  #1 Alabama (12-1) vs #4 Cincinnati (13-0)
 
   Orange Bowl – Miami, Fla – 7:30 pm, ESPN
   #2 Michigan (12-1) vs #3 Georgia (12-1)
 
National Championship Game – Jan. 10, 2022
  Semi Final winners
Indianapolis, In, – 8 pm, ESPN  
 
DraftInsiders.com – Staff – Top 25 Rankings
 

Rank / Team               Record               
1 Alabama                    12-1
2 Michigan                   12-1
3 Georgia                     12-1
4 Cincinnati                 13-0
 
5 Notre Dame              11-1                 
6 Ohio State                 10-2                 
7 Ole Miss                     10-2
8 Utah                           10-3     
9 Baylor                        11-2                 
10 Michigan State      10-2
11 Oklahoma State     11-2
12 Pittsburgh               11-2                 
13 Oklahoma               10-2                 
14 Oregon                     10-3                 
15 Iowa                          10-3
16 Wake Forest           10-3
17 BYU                            10-2
18 North Carolina St   9-3
19 Clemson                     9-3                   
20 Louisiana                12-1
21 Houston                    11-2
22 Arkansas                  8-4                   
23 Kentucky                  9-3
24 Texas A&M               8-4
25 San Diego St           11-2
 
College Football Playoff Rankings
 
Rank /     Team             Record
1          Alabama             12-1                 
2          Michigan            12-1                 
3          Georgia              12-1                 
4          Cincinnati         13-0                 
5          Notre Dame      11-1                 
6          Ohio State         10-2                 
7          Baylor                11-2                 
8          Ole Miss            10-2                 
9          Oklahoma St    11-2                 
10         Michigan St    10-2                 
11         Utah                   10-3                 
12         Pittsburgh       11-2                 
13         BYU                   10-2                 
14         Oregon             10-3                 
15         Iowa                  10-3                 
16         Oklahoma        10-2                 
17         Wake Forest    10-3                 
18         NC State            9-3                   
19         Clemson            9-3                   
20         Houston           11-2                 
21         Arkansas          8-4                   
22         Kentucky          9-3                   
23         Louisiana         12-1                 
24         Texas A&M       8-4       
25         San Diego St    11-2                 




Championship Weekend – SEC & Big Ten Title Games Impact Final Four

Championship Weekend 2021
SEC and Big Ten Matchups Have Major Impact on
Final Playoff Four Teams

Friday Dec 3
Matchup /Time (ET)    
 
Conference USA Championship Game
Western Kentucky vs   #22 UTSA
            7:00 PM            CBSSN             Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
 
PAC-12 Championship Game
#11 Oregon      #19 Utah
            8:00 PM            ABC     Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV      
 
Saturday, December 4
Matchup / Time  (ET)        
 
Big 12 Championship Game
#8 Baylor vs #7 Oklahoma State
            12:00 PM          ABC                 AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX 
 
MAC Championship Game
Kent State vs Northern Illinois
            12:00 PM          ESPN               Ford Field, Detroit, Mi 
 
Mountain West Championship Game
Utah State vs #21 San Diego State
            3:00 PM            FOX                 Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, Ca          
 
Sun Belt Championship Game
Appalachian State Vs Louisiana
            3:30 PM            ESPN               Cajun Field, Lafayette, La       
 
SEC Championship Gam
#1 Georgia vs #3 Alabama
            4:00 PM            CBS                 Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Ga 

AAC Championship Game

#24 Houston vs #4 Cincinnati
            4:00 PM            ABC                 Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati, Oh         
 
Big Ten Championship Game
#5 Michigan vs #16 Iowa
            8:00 PM            FOX                 Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, In    
 
ACC Championship Game
#17 Pittsburgh vs #18 Wake Forest
            8:00 PM            ABC                 Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC        




College Football Playoff – Championship Week

College Football Playoff

Dec. 1, 2021

Michigan scored their most impressive victory of the Jim Harbaugh era with a strong win over rival Ohio State last week. The Wolverines upset the Buckeyes 42-27 at the Big House, that pushed them into the #2 spot of the new College Playoff rankings. The final rankings will determine which four teams will play in the two CFP semifinals on New Year’s Eve and will be released Sunday, Dec. 5 at noon on ESPN.

Unbeaten Georgia remained No. 1 for the fifth consecutive week, followed by Michigan, Alabama, Cincinnati, Oklahoma State and Notre Dame.

Michigan faces #13 Iowa this Saturday in the Big Ten championship game in Indianapolis. If they win they figure to play in a CFP semifinal at either the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic or Capital One Orange Bowl.

Georgia reached 12-0 for the first time since its last national championship season in 1980 with a 45-0 victory at Georgia Tech on Saturday. The Bulldogs play Alabama in Saturday’s SEC championship game in Atlanta. Georgia might get into the CFP even if it loses to the Crimson Tide because of its dominance this season. They may be the only club who could lose this week and still retain a position in the top four teams.

Undefeated Cincinnati plays Houston in the AAC Championship this Saturday and with a win they probably retain a position in the top four clubs. Both Oklahoma State and Notre Dame are one loss teams that need one of the top clubs to lose this week to move up a few positions to get into the magic four teams.

College Football Top Rankings

  1. Georgia, SEC (12-0)
  2. Michigan, Big Ten (11-1)
  3. Alabama, SEC (11-1)
  4. Cincinnati, AAC (12-0)
  5. Oklahoma State, Big 12 (11-1)
  6. Notre Dame, Independents (11-1)
  7. Ohio State, Big Ten (10-2)
  8. Ole Miss, SEC (10-2)
  9. Baylor, Big 12 (10-2)
  10. Oregon, Pac-12 (10-2
  11. Michigan State, Big Ten (10-2)
  12. BYU, Independents (10-2)
  13. Iowa, Big Ten (10-2)
  14. Oklahoma, Big 12 (10-2)
  15. Pitt, ACC (10-2)
  16. Wake Forest, ACC (10-2)
  17. Utah, Pac-12 (9-3
  18. N.C. State, ACC (9-3)
  19. San Diego State, MW (11-1)
  20. Clemson, ACC (9-3)
  21. Houston, AAC (11-1)
  22. Arkansas, SEC (8-4)
  23. Kentucky, SEC (9-3)
  24. Louisiana, Sun Belt (11-1)
  25. Texas A&M, SEC (8-4)

By Conference: SEC 6, ACC 4, Big Ten 4, Big 12 3, American Athletic 2, Independents 2, Pac-12 2, Mountain West 1, Sun Belt 1.

About the College Football Playoff

The College Football Playoff matches the No. 1 ranked team vs. No. 4, and No. 2 vs. No. 3 in semifinal games that rotate annually among six bowl games – the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Capital One Orange Bowl, Allstate Sugar Bowl and Rose Bowl Game presented by the Capital One Venture X card. This season’s Playoff Semifinals will take place Friday, December 31, 2021, at the Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowl. The College Football Playoff National Championship will be Monday, January 10, 2022, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.




College Football Monday – Michigan Beats Ohio St

College Football Monday – Week 14

Michigan Beats Ohio State
Oklahoma St Outlasts Sooners in Wild Bedlam Contest

                Draft Insiders’ – Top 25 Weekly Rankings

Team of Week –  
    Michigan Pounds Ohio St, 42-27
 
Upset of the Week –
    Oklahoma State Comes back vs Oklahoma, 37-33 in Bedlam Bowl

Offensive Player of Week
– RB Hassan Haskins – Michigan
Defensive Player of Week – DE Aidan Hutchinson – Michigan
 
Upcoming Championship Games – 12/4
   SEC – #1 Georgia (12-0) vs #2 Alabama (11-1) at Atlanta, Ga.
   Big Ten – #4 Michigan (11-1) vs #13 Iowa (10-2) at Indianapolis, In.    
   
DraftInsiders.com – Staff – Top 25 Rankings

Rank / Team               Record               
1 Georgia                       12-0
2 Alabama                     11-1
3 Cincinnati                  12-0
4 Michigan                    11-1
5 Notre Dame               11-1                 
6 Oklahoma State      11-1
7 Ohio State                  10-2                 
8 Oregon                       10-2                 
9 Oklahoma                 10-2                 
10 Ole Miss                   10-2
11 Baylor                       10-2                 
12 Michigan State     10-2
13 Iowa                         10-2
14 Pittsburgh             10-2                 
15 Wake Forest          10-2     
16 BYU                          10-2
17 Utah                           9-3       
18 North Carolina St    9-3
19 Houston                     11-1
20 San Diego St           11-1
21 Louisiana                 11-1
22 Kentucky                  9-3
23 Clemson                    9-3                   
24 Texas A&M              8-4
25 Arkansas                 8-4                   
 
Coaches Poll
 
Rank /     Team                         Record / Pts    
1          Georgia (62)                 12-0      1550    
2          Alabama                        11-1      1440    
3          Michigan                       11-1      1408    
4          Cincinnati                    12-0      1399    
5          Oklahoma State         11-1      1285    
6          Notre Dame                 11-1      1250    
7          Ohio State                    10-2      1133    
8          Ole Miss                        10-2      1097    
9          Baylor                           10-2      1046    
10         Oregon                         10-2      932      
11         Oklahoma                   10-2      851      
12         Iowa                             10-2      845      
13         Michigan State         10-2      840      
14        BYU                                10-2      741      
15         Pittsburgh                  10-2      640      
16         Houston                      11-1      607      
17         Utah                               9-3        596      
18        Wake Forest               10-2      531      
19         San Diego State        11-1      396      
20         NC State                       9-3        334      
21         Louisiana                     11-1      268      
22         Kentucky                      9-3        226      
23         Texas A&M                  8-4        202      
24         Clemson                       9-3        170      
25         Arkansas                      8-4        128      
 
Others receiving votes: Wisconsin 100, UTSA 36, Appalachian State 30, Air Force 16, Minnesota 13, Purdue 11, Utah State 8, Coastal Carolina 8, Penn State 5, Fresno State 3, UCLA 3, Mississippi State 2
 
Dropped from rankings: Wisconsin 18, UTSA 20