College football updated polls: AP Top 25, Coaches Poll rankings after conference championship week

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How closely will Sunday's AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll resemble the final College Football Playoff rankings?

That's the question facing college football ahead of the final set of rankings on Sunday — the only top 25 that matters.

MORE: Final Playoff projection

The Nos. 1, 2 and 3 teams seem to be set with Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State, respectively. The real debate will center on the No. 4 team: Will it be Notre Dame (10-1), or Texas A&M (8-1)? The Irish were thoroughly embarrassed in the rematch against Clemson in the ACC championship game, but have two more wins than the Aggies and a berth in the conference title game. But the Aggies won on Saturday, suffering only one loss on the season to the presumed top team in the country in Alabama.

Will the selection committee take a "what have you done for me lately" approach? Or will it look at the overall body of work? Either way, the debate for that fourth and final Playoff team will be hotly debated for some time.

With that, here's the final AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll rankings before bowl season. Will they indicate the final team in the Playoff?

College football polls updated after conference championship week

AP Top 25

Rank Team Points (No. 1 votes) W-L
1 Alabama 1,550 (62) 11-0
2 Clemson 1,482 10-1
3 Ohio State 1,424 6-0
4 Notre Dame 1,338 10-1
5 Texas A&M 1,297 8-1
6 Cincinnati 1,262 9-0
7 Indiana 1,123 6-1
8 Oklahoma 1,088 8-2
9 Coastal Carolina 1,024 11-0
10 Florida 1,001 8-3
11 Georgia 959 7-2
12 Iowa State 845 8-3
13 BYU 779 10-1
14 North Carolina 685 8-3
15 Northwestern 666 6-2
16 Louisiana 642 9-1
17 Iowa 556 6-2
18 Miami 475 8-2
19 San Jose State 372 7-0
20 Texas 291 6-3
21 USC 276 5-1
22 Tulsa 274 6-2
23 Liberty 207 9-1
24 N.C. State 181 8-3
25 Oregon 126 4-2

Moved in: No. 25 Oregon.
Dropped out: No. 23 Buffalo.
Others receiving votes: Oklahoma State 115; Army 36; Buffalo 15; UCF 14; Marshall 13; Ball State 11; Washington 7; UAB 5; TCU 4; Memphis 2; Colorado 1.

Coaches Poll

Rank Team Points (No. 1 votes) W-L
1 Alabama 1,525 (61) 11-0
2 Clemson 1,456 10-1
3 Ohio State 1,379 6-0
4 Notre Dame 1,317 10-1
5 Texas A&M 1,297 8-1
6 Cincinnati 1,204 9-0
7 Oklahoma 1,104 8-2
8 Indiana 1,056 6-1
9 Georgia 1,021 7-2
10 Florida 981 8-3
11 Coastal Carolina 911 11-0
12 Iowa State 838 8-3
13 Northwestern 724 6-2
14 North Carolina 699 8-3
15 BYU 657 10-1
16 Iowa 583 6-2
17 Louisiana 556 9-1
18 Miami 471 8-2
19 USC 388 5-1
20 San Jose State 360 7-0
21 Oklahoma State 211 7-3
22 North Carolina State 207 8-3
23 Liberty 206 9-1
24 Texas 198 6-3
25 Tulsa 191 6-2

Moved in: N/A.
Dropped out: N/A.
Others receiving votes: Oregon 115; Army 61; Auburn 27; Colorado 16; Ball State 13; Washington 11; Wisconsin 10; SMU 10; Buffalo 9; UAB 5; Boise State 4; Utah 2; Nevada 2.

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