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The SEC had seven teams in the top 25, with the Pac-12, Big 12, Big Ten, Big East and ACC all trailing behind.
The SEC had five teams in the top ten and seven in the top 25. The Alabama Crimson Tide finished first as the national champions, the Georgia Bulldogs and Texas A&M Aggies finished tied for fifth, the South Carolina Gamecocks finished 8th and the Florida Gators were 9th. The LSU Tigers finished 14th, and the Vanderbilt Commodores rounded out the top 25 with a 23rd place finish.
The Big Ten managed four teams: Ohio State at 3rd, Northwestern at 17th, Michigan at 24th and Nebraska at 25th.
The Pac-12 had three teams: Oregon at 2nd, Stanford at 7th, and Oregon State at 20th.
The Big 12 had three teams: Kansas State at 12th, Oklahoma at 15th, and Texas at 19th.
The ACC had Florida State at 10th and Clemson at 11th. The Big East had Louisville finish in 13th place. Neither Rutgers nor Syracuse received votes.
The WAC managed two teams in Utah State and San Jose State. The MAC had Northern Illinois, the MWC had Boise State, and of course there was independent Notre Dame.