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SportClemson is No. 1 for 3rd time in AP poll, 'Bama 2, Ohio St 3

08:41  08 january  2019
08:41  08 january  2019 Source:   ap.org

Great rivalry continues as Clemson, 'Bama meet for title

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( AP ) — Clemson finished No . 1 in The Associated Press poll for the third time after routing Alabama in the national championship game. The Tigers received all 61 first-place votes. The Crimson Tide, which was trying to become just the third team to go wire-to-wire as the No . 1 team in the country, finished

( AP ) — Clemson finished No . 1 in The Associated Press poll for the third time after routing Alabama in the national championship game. No. 10 Washington State finished as the highest-ranked Pac-12 team for the first time in the history of the conference. There were more Mountain West teams (three)

Clemson is No. 1 for 3rd time in AP poll, 'Bama 2, Ohio St 3 © The Associated Press Clemson's Trayvon Mullen celebrates after the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Santa Clara, Calif. Clemson beat Alabama 44-16. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Clemson finished No. 1 in The Associated Press poll for the third time after routing Alabama in the national championship game.

The Tigers received all 61 first-place votes. The Crimson Tide, which was trying to become just the third team to go wire-to-wire as the No. 1 team in the country, finished second. Clemson beat Alabama 44-16 in the College Football Playoff national championship Monday night. Clemson also finished No. 1 in 2016 and 1981.

Ohio State finished third. Oklahoma, which lost to Alabama in the Orange Bowl semifinal, was fourth. Notre Dame, which lost to Clemson in the Cotton Bowl semifinal, was fifth.

LSU was sixth and Southeastern Conference rivals Florida and Georgia were tied for seventh.

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