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SEC Championship Football

Alabama coach Nick Saban and quarterback Jalen Hurts celebrate after the Tide's 35-28 win over Georgia in the Southeastern Conference championship game.

There's nothing to exotic about my ballot for this week's Associated Press college football poll.

No big upheavals, no newcomers even, just a few shuffles to reflect the outcome of conference championship games.

There are a few teams on the outside looking in this week that I'll revisit in my post-bowl ballot but for now last week's top 25 is this week's top 25, albeit in a slightly different order.

Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame continue to hold down the top three and I'm moving Oklahoma and Ohio State into the fourth and fifth spots following their Big 12 and Big Ten title game wins, respectively.

I'm giving Georgia a modest drop to six, heading a second five that includes UCF, Michigan, Washington and Florida.

I opted to keep Northwestern and Boise State in this week following title game losses, but dropped them to the 24th and 25th slots just behind Iowa State which I held at 23 following a lackluster effort against Drake.

This week's Associated Press poll is scheduled to be released later this morning in advance of the College Football Playoff pairings.

He is how my #aptop25 stacked up for this week:

1. Alabama

2. Clemson

3. Notre Dame

4. Oklahoma

5. Ohio State

6. Georgia

7. UCF

8. Michigan

9. Washington

10. Florida

11. Washington State

12. Texas

13. Penn State

14. LSU

15. Syrcause

16. Kentucky

17. West Virginia

18. Texas A&M

19. Utah

20. Fresno State

21. Army

22. Mississippi State

23. Iowa State

24. Northwestern

25. Boise State

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