Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State finished No. 4 Notre Dame comfortably ahead of No. 5 Texas A&M on Sunday in the final Associated Press College Football Poll of the regular season.
The AP Top 25 voters released their final rankings, before the College Football Playoff selection committee revealed their selection for the finals. The Fighting Irish were a comfortable 41 points ahead of Aegis.
Cincinnati was unbeaten at No. 6. Indiana, Oklahoma, Coastal Carolina and Florida completed the top 10.
The only team to be eliminated from the rankings this week was Buffalo, which lost the Mid-American Conference title game.
Oregon’s start to Southern California in the Pac-12 title game raised the Bucks back in the rankings by 25th. USC dropped nine spots from 13 to 22 after its first loss of the season.
San Jose State made the biggest jump in the rankings this week. The unbeaten Spartans took six from 25 to 19th after winning the Mountain West Championship against Boise State.
Alabama ran its streak of weekly appearances in 212 voting, breaking a tie with Florida State to occupy second place on the all-time list. Nebraska ranks first with a streak of 348 from 1981 to 2002.