Cats FB finish season ranked 19th

Cats FB finish season ranked 19th

Ohio State is No. 1 in the final Associated Press poll and TCU finished third, in front of two teams that made the playoff ahead of the Horned Frogs.

The Buckeyes finished on top of the AP Top 25 for the fifth time in program history, matching Miami and Southern California for fourth most behind Alabama (nine), Notre Dame (eight) and Oklahoma (seven).

Ohio State beat Oregon 42-20 on Monday night in the first College Football Playoff national championship game and got all 59 first-place votes in the media poll.

The Ducks finished second in the rankings, matching their best finish.

The Horned Frogs, who were left out of the playoff but beat Mississippi 42-3 in the Peach Bowl, were ranked ahead of No. 4 Alabama and No. 5 Florida State. The Tide and Seminoles lost playoff semifinals.

Michigan State tied Florida State for fifth.

Final AP Top 25

1. Ohio State

2. Oregon

3. TCU

4. Alabama

5. Michigan State

6. Florida State

7. Baylor

8. Georgia Tech

9. Georgia

10. UCLA

11. Mississippi State

12. Arizona State

13. Wisconsin

14. Missouri

15. Clemson

16. Boise State

17. Ole Miss

18. Kansas State

19. Arizona

20. USC

21. Utah

22. Auburn

23. Marshall

24. Louisville

25. Marshall

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