It wasn’t the ending Michigan fans had hoped for, but Jim Harbaugh and Co. sit as the No. 10 team in the country in the season’s final AP Poll. Even though it’s still the top 10, it is the lowest the Wolverines have been ranked all year.
The Wolverines began the season at No. 7. They soon rose to the top five after a 63-3 blowout against Hawaii. They didn’t fall from the top five until their loss to Ohio State.
Clemson, having won the National Championship game last night, moved to No. 1, having Alabama fall to No. 2. Before the game last night, Alabama had been No. 1 all season.
USC exploded once Sam Darnold was awarded the starting quarterback spot, so the Trojans moved to No. 3 after winning the Rose Bowl.
Washington didn’t move from the No. 4 spot after losing to Alabama in the Peach Bowl. After a big win in the Sugar Bowl, Oklahoma moved its way to No. 5.
Round out the rest of the top 10 are Ohio State, Penn State, Florida State, Wisconsin and Michigan.
The rest of the top 25:
11. Oklahoma State
15. Western Michigan
16. Virginia Tech
18. West Virginia
19. South Florida
20. Miami (FL)
25. San Diego State