Ohio State Checks in at No. 6 in Final Coaches Poll of 2016 Season

By Eric Seger on January 10, 2017 at 2:55p
Ohio State ends the 2016 season ranked No. 6 in the final coaches poll.
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Just like the AP before them, college football's coaches believe Ohio State is the sixth-best team in the country upon completion of the 2016 season.

The final USA TODAY Amway Coaches Poll was released on Tuesday afternoon, a day after Clemson beat Alabama 35-31 in Tampa to win the national championship. Dabo Swinney's Tigers are the unanimous No. 1 team in the country, while Nick Saban's Crimson Tide dropped a spot to No. 2 following the loss. Ohio State fell four spots, just like in the AP Poll, after losing to Clemson 31-0 in a national semifinal at the Fiesta Bowl on New Year's Eve.

Oklahoma, Washington and USC round out the top five of the final rankings.

The 11-2 Buckeyes are the highest-rated Big Ten squad, however, one spot ahead of Penn State. The Nittany Lions defeated Ohio State 24-21 in October. Other Big Ten schools in the final top-25 are Wisconsin at No. 9 and Michigan at No. 10.

Full poll:

USA Today Coaches Poll
RANK TEAM RECORD PTS 1st VOTES PREV CHANGE
1 CLEMSON 14-1 1500 60 3 +2
2 ALABAMA 14-1 1440 1 -1
3 OKLAHOMA 11-2 1308 7 +4
4 WASHINGTON 12-2 1265 4
5 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 10-3 1263 9 +4
6 OHIO STATE 11-2 1186 2 -4
7 PENN STATE 11-3 1123 5 -2
8 FLORIDA STATE 10-3 1102 10 +2
9 WISCONSIN 11-3 1044 8 -1
10 MICHIGAN 10-3 986 6 -4
11 OKLAHOMA STATE 10-3 922 13 +2
12 STANFORD 10-3 791 16 +4
13 FLORIDA 9-4 673 18 +5
14 LOUISIANA STATE 8-4 641 20 +6
15 COLORADO 10-4 634 11 -4
16 VIRGINIA TECH 10-4 632 19 +3
17 WEST VIRGINIA 10-3 522 12 -5
18 WESTERN MICHIGAN 13-1 449 14 -4
19 SOUTH FLORIDA 11-2 362 22 +3
20 LOUISVILLE 9-4 338 15 -5
21 UTAH 9-4 303 23 +2
22 AUBURN 8-5 230 17 -5
23 MIAMI 9-4 229 34 +11
24 TENNESSEE 9-4 211 32 +8
25 SAN DIEGO STATE 11-3 102 31 +6
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