The Crimson Tide of Alabama Take Home The College Football Championship
Nick Saban of Alabama gets doused after the National championship game against Clemson in Glendale, Arizona. Photo Credit: Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic via AP)
GLENDALE, Arizona — Alabama Crimson Tide edged out the Clemson Tigers for their fourth national title in seven years. Clemson held the number one spot for most of the season and had a convincing win over Oklahoma to set them up against Alabama in the championship game. But Nick Saban and his team had others plans taking over the number one spot by defeating the Tigers 45-40 on Monday night.
Alabama won titles in 2009, 2011 and 2012 and after lat nights win they took the Number 1 spot in the final Associated Press Top 25. Clemson’s Number 2 ranking is the best finish for the Tigers in the AP Poll since 1981 when they finished Number 1.
This is the 10th time Alabama has finished the year ranked No. 1 in the AP Poll. Clemson, Stanford, Ohio State and Oklahoma end the season in the top five.
The final AP Top 25:
|1. Alabama (61)||14-1|
|4. Ohio St.||12-1|
|6. Michigan St.||12-2|
|11. Notre Dame||10-3|
|14. Florida St.||10-3|
|15. North Carolina||11-3|
|20. Oklahoma St.||10-3|
|24. W. Kentucky||12-2|