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AP Top 25: Washington State 12th in final regular-season poll

From staff and wire reports

The Washington State Cougars remained No. 12 in the Associated Press Top 25 final regular-season poll, released Sunday.

The top three remained the same – Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame – as voters vaulted Oklahoma to No. 4.

Georgia dropped from fourth to sixth, behind No. 5 Ohio State, after the Bulldogs lost the Southeastern Conference championship game to the Crimson Tide. The Sooners and Buckeyes won their league championship games.

The rankings were mostly unchanged with only a few games on championship weekend. Unbeaten UCF remained No 7, with Michigan, Washington and Florida rounding out the top 10.

The only team to drop out of the rankings was Northwestern, which lost to Ohio State in the Big Ten title game. Missouri made its season debut at No. 24.

The Top 25 was released ahead of the final rankings from the College Football Playoff selection committee.

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