LSU's title sees Tigers finish No. 1 in AP Top 25 for 3rd time
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) LSU finished No. 1 in the AP Top 25 for the third time in school history, with Clemson No. 2 and Ohio State No. 3.

The Tigers (15-0) beat Clemson 42-25 in the national championship game Monday night and then received all 62 first-place votes from the media panel in the season's final Top 25 presented by Regions Bank.

LSU was No. 1 for the final eight weeks of the season and set a record by beating seven teams ranked in the top-10 at the time of the game. The Tigers also won AP titles in 2007 and 1958.

Georgia, LSU's Southeastern Conference rival, was fourth and Pac-12 champion Oregon was fifth. Florida was sixth and Oklahoma, which made the playoff, was seventh.

Alabama finished eighth, giving the SEC four of the top 10. No. 9 Penn State and No. 10 Minnesota gave the Big Ten three teams in the top 10.

Rank Team Previous Record
1 LSU 1 15-0
2 Clemson 3 14-1
3 Ohio State 2 13-1
4 Georgia 5 12-2
5 Oregon 7 12-2
6 Florida 6 11-2
7 Oklahoma 4 12-2
8 Alabama 9 11-2
9 Penn State 13 11-2
10 Minnesota 16 11-2
11 Wisconsin 11 10-4
12 Notre Dame 14 11-2
13 Baylor 8 11-3
14 Auburn 9 9-4
15 Iowa 19 10-3
16 Utah 12 11-3
17 Memphis 15 12-2
18 Michigan 17 9-4
19 Appalachian State 20 13-1
20 Navy 21 11-2
21 Cincinnati 23 11-3
22 Air Force 24 11-2
23 Boise State 18 12-2
24 UCF N/R 10-3
25 Texas N/R 8-5
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