Thursday, February 11, 2016

Keith Pompey's final AP Top 25 ballot

Alabama just became a college football dynasty after winning its third BCS title in four seasons.

Keith Pompey's final AP Top 25 ballot

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Alabama head coach Nick Saban is dunked with Gatorade in the final seconds of the BCS National Championship. (Wilfredo Lee/AP)
Alabama head coach Nick Saban is dunked with Gatorade in the final seconds of the BCS National Championship. (Wilfredo Lee/AP)

Alabama just became a college football dynasty after winning its third BCS title in four seasons.

And after embarrassing Notre Dame, 42-14, in Monday night's BCS title game, the Crimson Tide is the easy choice to finish No.1 in my final AP Top 25 ballot.

Sorry Notre Dame fans, the Fighting Irish are not No. 2. Notre Dame dropped from first to fifth after being manhandled from start to finish.

Georgia nabbed the second spot over Ohio State and Oregon.

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Why?

The Bulldogs gave Alabama all it could handle before losing to the Tide in the closing seconds of the Southeastern Conference championship game. In my opinion, the SEC final was the unofficial BCS title game.

Here’s the ballot I submitted before Tuesday morning’s deadline. Take a good look at it.

Tell me what you think. I want your comments and criticisms.

1. Alabama

2. Georgia

3. Ohio State

4. Oregon

5. Notre Dame

6. Texas A&M

7. Stanford

8. South Carolina

9. Florida State

10. Clemson

11. Kansas State

12. LSU

13. Oklahoma

14. Louisville

15. Florida

16. Boise State

17. Utah State

18. Northwestern

19. Texas

20. Oregon State

21. Michigan

22. San Jose State

23. Vanderbilt

24. Cincinnati 

25. Penn State

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About this blog
Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering the Temple basketball and football for the previous three years. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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