Brian Howell’s final college football AP Top 25 ballot

Tonight, I submitted my final Top 25 ballot of the college football season to the Associated Press. Here’s my end of season Top 25.

I also included where I had these teams in the preseason (it wasn’t pretty).

1. Clemson (Record: 15-0; Preseason: 2)

2. Alabama (14-1; Preseason: 1)

3. Ohio State (13-1; Preseason: 7)

4. Notre Dame (12-1; Preseason: 13)

5. Oklahoma (12-2; Preseason: 5)

6. LSU (10-3; Preseason: Not ranked)

7. Georgia (11-3; Preseason: 3)

8. Washington State (11-2; Preseason: Not ranked)

9. Kentucky (10-3; Preseason: Not ranked)

10. Florida (10-3; Preseason: Not ranked)

11. Texas (10-4; Preseason: 22)

12. Central Florida (12-1; Preseason: 24)

13. Syracuse (10-3; Preseason: Not ranked)

14. Washington (9-4; Preseason: 6)

15. Michigan (10-3; Preseason: 9)

16. Army (11-2; Preseason: Not ranked)

17. Penn State (9-4; Preseason: 11)

18. Fresno State (12-2; Preseason: Not ranked)

19. Texas A&M (9-4; Preseason: Not ranked)

20. Northwestern (9-5; Preseason: Not ranked)

21. Boise State (10-3; Preseason: 17)

22. Utah State (11-2; Preseason: Not ranked)

23. Cincinnati (11-2; Preseason: Not ranked)

24. Iowa (9-4; Preseason: Not ranked)

25. Utah (9-5; Preseason: Not ranked)

Others from my preseason ballot and how they finished:

4. Wisconsin: 8-5
8. Miami: 7-6
10. Auburn: 8-5
12. Michigan State: 7-6
14. Stanford: 9-4
15. USC: 5-7
16. Florida State: 5-7
18. Virginia Tech: 6-7
19. Mississippi State: 8-5
20. West Virginia: 8-4
21. Oregon: 9-4
23. TCU: 7-6
25. Boston College: 7-5

Contact staff writer Brian Howell at howellb@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/BrianHowell33.