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Coaches Poll & Rankings Projection After Bowls

2016 Coaches Projected Rankings After Bowls, Before National Championship


What would the Coaches college football poll and rankings be before the College Football Playoff national championship? Here’s the best guess on what it would be after the bowls.


Number in parentheses is the post-regular season coaches poll ranking.

1. Alabama (1)
2. Clemson (3)
3. Oklahoma (7)
4. USC (9)
5. Penn State (5)
6. Ohio State (2)
7. Washington (4)
8. Wisconsin (8)
9. Florida State (10)
10. Michigan (6)
11. Oklahoma State (13)
12. Stanford (16)
13. Florida (18)
14. LSU (20)
15. Virginia Tech (19)
16. Colorado (11)
17. Western Michigan (14)
18. South Florida (22)
19. Louisville (15)
20. Auburn (17)
21. Utah (23)
22. San Diego State (31)
23. Tennessee (32)
24. Nebraska (21)
25. West Virginia (12)