We bid a fond farewell to the Power Rankings this season with these conclusions.
- Clemson finishes No. 1. The only other teams to occupy that spot this season were Georgia and Alabama.
- The Big Ten leads everyone with five teams in the top 25 but had zero in the College Football Playoff.
- Three SEC teams finish in the top 10.
- Nine teams that appeared in the post-spring Power Rankings did not make it to the end, including then-No. 1 Florida State.
- More than a quarter of the entries (seven, including Notre Dame) did not come from Power Five conferences.
- We’ll see you following the CFP National Championship on Jan. 8 with the 2018 preseason top 25.
Let’s get to it.
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