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Ohio State finishes atop final CFB 24/7 Top 25 Power Rankings

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Ohio State's victory in the National Championship game put the Buckeyes on top of the final rankings.

Ohio State started the season with a senior quarterback and a No. 6 preseason ranking. By Week 4, the Buckeyes had a freshman under center, lost to Virginia Tech and slipped to 21st in the polls.


» Elliott leads Ohio State to national championship victory


On Monday night, down to their third-string quarterback, they won a national title and finished atop the final College Football 24/7 Top 25 Power Rankings, gaining all seven first-place votes in the process. The team they beat, Oregon, finished second, getting all but one of the second-place votes.

TCU, which missed out on the first College Football Playoff despite a solid resume, leapfrogged two teams that did make it ahead of them and finished third.

CFB Championship:
Ohio State 42, Oregon 20
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Here's a look at the final top 25:


1. Ohio State

Points: 175 (7 first-place votes)
W-L: 14-1
Previous ranking: 4


2. Oregon

Points: 167
W-L: 13-2
Previous ranking: 3


3. TCU

Points: 159
W-L: 12-1
Previous ranking: 5


4. Alabama

Points: 153
W-L: 12-2
Previous ranking: 1


5. Florida State

Points: 147
W-L: 13-1
Previous ranking: 2


6. Michigan State

Points: 142
W-L: 11-2
Previous ranking: 7


7. Georgia Tech

Points: 131
W-L: 11-3
Previous ranking: 11

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8. UCLA

Points: 116
W-L: 10-3
Previous ranking: 14


9. Baylor

Points: 106
W-L: 11-2
Previous ranking: 6


10. Georgia

Points: 102
W-L: 10-3
Previous ranking: 17


11. Mississippi State

Points: 93
W-L: 10-3
Previous ranking: 8


12. Clemson

Points: 92
W-L: 10-3
Previous ranking: 15

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13. Missouri

Points: 90
W-L: 11-3
Previous ranking: 13


14. Wisconsin

Points: 83
W-L: 11-3
Previous ranking: 20


15. Boise State

Points: 78
W-L: 12-2
Previous ranking: 19


16. Arizona State

Points: 71
W-L: 10-3
Previous ranking: 16


17. USC

Points: 64
W-L: 9-4
Previous ranking: 23


18. Kansas State

Points: 53
W-L: 9-4
Previous ranking: 10


19. Ole Miss

Points: 52
W-L: 9-4
Previous ranking: 9


20. Arizona

Points: 51
W-L: 10-4
Previous ranking: 12

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21. Utah

Points: 41
W-L: 9-4
Previous ranking: 24


22. Auburn

Points: 21
W-L: 8-5
Previous ranking: 18


23. Louisville

Points: 16
W-L: 9-4
Previous ranking: 21


24. Marshall

Points: 14
W-L: 13-1
Previous ranking: NR


25. Stanford

Points: 12
W-L: 8-5
Previous ranking: NR

Others receiving votes: Arkansas 10, Minnesota 9, Notre Dame 7, Memphis 4, Duke 3, LSU 3, Louisiana Tech 3, Nebraska 2, North Carolina State 1, Utah State 1

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Voters in the College Football 24/7 Top 25 Power Rankings include: NFL Media analysts Gil Brandt, Bucky Brooks, Charles Davis and Daniel Jeremiah, and College Football 24/7 writers Bryan Fischer, Chase Goodbread and Mike Huguenin.

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