AP Top 25 College Football Poll released its final poll for the 2016 season this morning. I was worried that the University of Washington Huskies might drop out of the #4 position because of their loss to Alabama. Especially after Clemson beat Alabama last night in the CFP Championship game.
But the Huskies stayed at #4. So they are considered the fourth best team out of 128 FBS teams (teams that are bowl eligible if they win 6 games in a season).
Interestingly, USC who won the Rose Bowl against Pitt, rose to #3 from #9 making them the highest ranked Pac-12 team. Utah showed up in the top 25 again at #23 after winning their bowl game. Colorado and Stanford were also in the top 25, meaning nearly half the Pac-12 was ranked. And no other conference has two teams in the top 5.
Looking forward to next year. One issue is that four top UW players have decided to skip their senior years and go to the NFL draft. One was John Ross who is an amazing player. Husky head coach Chris Petersen has a job ahead of him keeping the Huskies nationally predominant losing four of his best players. But that's why he makes $3.75 million a year.
Can't wait for September when college football starts again. It is, after all, my favorite month.