Final Coaches Poll released

Final Coaches Poll released

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Final Coaches Poll released

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With the 2021 college football season in the books, the final USA TODAY Sports AFCA football coaches poll was released on Tuesday.

Clemson checks in at No. 16 in the final Coaches Poll.

The Tigers finished the 2021 season 10-3, including a 6-2 record in ACC play.

While Clemson’s streak of six straight conference titles and six consecutive College Football Playoff appearances came to an end, the Tigers still managed to win 10 games thanks to their 20-13 victory over Iowa State in the Cheez-It Bowl on Dec. 29, which extended their streak of consecutive 10-plus-win seasons to a school-record 11.

Clemson became only the third program in history ever to post 11 consecutive 10-win seasons, joining Florida State (14 from 1987-2000) and Alabama (14 from 2008-21).

Meanwhile, Dabo Swinney earned his 150th career win in his 14th season (including an interim stint in 2008) to move past Barry Switzer (149) for sole possession of the third-most wins through the first 15 seasons of a coaching career in FBS history. He also joined Urban Meyer (165) and Bob Stoops (160) as the only coaches in FBS history to win 150 games in the first 15 seasons of a head coaching career.

Here is the final Coaches Poll:

Rank      Team          Record  PTS    1st   Prev  Chg    Hi/Lo

1 Georgia 14-1 1550 62 3 2 1/5
2 Alabama 13-2 1488 0 1 -1 1/5
3 Michigan 12-2 1398 0 2 -1 2/NR
4 Cincinnati 13-1 1346 0 4 2/10
5 Ohio State 11-2 1279 0 7 2 3/12
6 Baylor 12-2 1275 0 6 6/NR
7 Oklahoma State 12-2 1197 0 9 2 5/23
8 Michigan State 11-2 1066 0 10 2 6/NR
9 Notre Dame 11-2 1028 0 5 -4 5/13
10 Oklahoma 11-2 994 0 13 3 2/13
11 Mississippi 10-3 909 0 8 -3 8/25
12 Utah 10-4 877 0 11 -1 11/NR
13 Pittsburgh 11-3 742 0 12 -1 12/NR
14 Wake Forest 11-3 609 0 19 5 9/NR
15 Kentucky 10-3 592 0 20 5 11/NR
16 Clemson 10-3 528 0 22 6 2/NR
17 Houston 12-2 510 0 21 4 16/NR
18 UL Lafayette 13-1 502 0 17 -1 17/NR
19 NC State 9-3 453 0 18 -1 18/NR
20 Arkansas 9-4 354 0 24 4 11/NR
21 Oregon 10-4 336 0 15 -6 3/21
22 Brigham Young 10-3 284 0 14 -8 10/NR
23 Iowa 10-4 276 0 16 -7 2/23
24 Utah State 11-3 142 0 NR 3 24/NR
25 Texas A&M 8-4 133 0 23 -2 5/NR
Schools Dropped Out
No. 25 Texas-San Antonio
Others Receiving Votes
San Diego State 114; Wisconsin 75; Air Force 42; Minnesota 23; Texas-San Antonio 11; Coastal Carolina 7; Purdue 6; Fresno State 3; Army 1.

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