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How closely will Sunday’s AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll resemble the final College Football Playoff rankings?

That’s the question facing college football ahead of the final set of rankings on Sunday — the only top 25 that matters.

MORE: Final Playoff projection

The Nos. 1, 2 and 3 teams seem to be set with Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State, respectively. The real debate will center on the No. 4 team: Will it be Notre Dame (10-1), or Texas A&M (8-1)? The Irish were thoroughly embarrassed in the rematch against Clemson in the ACC championship game, but have two more wins than the Aggies and a berth in the conference title game. But the Aggies won on Saturday, suffering only one loss on the season to the presumed top team in the country in Alabama.

Will the selection committee take a “what have you done for me lately” approach? Or will it look at the overall body of work? Either way, the debate for that fourth and final Playoff team will be hotly debated for some time.

With that, here’s the final AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll rankings before bowl season. Will they indicate the final team in the Playoff?

College football polls updated after conference championship week

AP Top 25

RankTeamPoints (No. 1 votes)W-L
1Alabama1,550 (62)11-0
2Clemson1,48210-1
3Ohio State1,4246-0
4Notre Dame1,33810-1
5Texas A&M1,2978-1
6Cincinnati1,2629-0
7Indiana1,1236-1
8Oklahoma1,0888-2
9Coastal Carolina1,02411-0
10Florida1,0018-3
11Georgia9597-2
12Iowa State8458-3
13BYU77910-1
14North Carolina6858-3
15Northwestern6666-2
16Louisiana6429-1
17Iowa5566-2
18Miami4758-2
19San Jose State3727-0
20Texas2916-3
21USC2765-1
22Tulsa2746-2
23Liberty2079-1
24N.C. State1818-3
25Oregon1264-2

Moved in: No. 25 Oregon.
Dropped out: No. 23 Buffalo.
Others receiving votes: Oklahoma State 115; Army 36; Buffalo 15; UCF 14; Marshall 13; Ball State 11; Washington 7; UAB 5; TCU 4; Memphis 2; Colorado 1.

Coaches Poll

RankTeamPoints (No. 1 votes)W-L
1Alabama1,525 (61)11-0
2Clemson1,45610-1
3Ohio State1,3796-0
4Notre Dame1,31710-1
5Texas A&M1,2978-1
6Cincinnati1,2049-0
7Oklahoma1,1048-2
8Indiana1,0566-1
9Georgia1,0217-2
10Florida9818-3
11Coastal Carolina91111-0
12Iowa State8388-3
13Northwestern7246-2
14North Carolina6998-3
15BYU65710-1
16Iowa5836-2
17Louisiana5569-1
18Miami4718-2
19USC3885-1
20San Jose State3607-0
21Oklahoma State2117-3
22North Carolina State2078-3
23Liberty2069-1
24Texas1986-3
25Tulsa1916-2

Moved in: N/A.
Dropped out: N/A.
Others receiving votes: Oregon 115; Army 61; Auburn 27; Colorado 16; Ball State 13; Washington 11; Wisconsin 10; SMU 10; Buffalo 9; UAB 5; Boise State 4; Utah 2; Nevada 2.





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