This will be the last poll taken until bowl season is complete and we crown our national champion. This week we have a lot of teams receiving votes but no Lagniappe Group due to low vote totals in that group.
We have our four playoff teams selected. We expect this to be the same four selected by the CFB Playoff Committee. We are less certain that they will have this same, which is to say correct, seeding.
We also have some some bold statements on behalf of the American Athletic and Sunbelt Conferences. The Mountain West and Conference USA get mentioned as well. Memphis, Appalachian State, Boise State, and even Florida Atlantic have been impressive this season. It’s easy to snark at their schedules but are they really much weaker than some of the others in the poll? Give these guys a chance on a larger stage this bowl season.
Here’s to a fun and exciting bowl season!
The ABG Poll
1) LSU 48 (3)
2) Clemson 45 (1)
3) Oklahoma 36
4 Ohio State 35 (1)
5) Oregon 25
6) Memphis 18
7) Georgia 17
8) Baylor 16
9) Appalachian State 13
10) Auburn 7
also receiving votes: Boise State 6, Utah 4, Florida 2, Florida Atlantic 2, Wisconsin 2, Miami-Ohio 1
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