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2016 college football rankings, Week 14

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Stanford climbs up the rankings in the AP and Coaches Polls

NCAA Football: Rice at Stanford Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

AP Poll

  1. Alabama
  2. Ohio State
  3. Clemson
  4. Washington
  5. Michigan
  6. Wisconsin
  7. Oklahoma
  8. Penn State
  9. Colorado
  10. USC
  11. Oklahoma State
  12. Florida State
  13. Western Michigan
  14. West Virginia
  15. Florida
  16. Louisville
  17. Stanford
  18. Auburn
  19. Virginia Tech
  20. Navy
  21. LSU
  22. Iowa
  23. Nebraska
  24. South Florida
  25. Pitt

Others receiving votes:

Houston 98, Boise St. 92, Utah 88, Washington St. 35, Texas A&M 33, Air Force 22, Temple 21, Tennessee 12, Troy 7, Miami 5, Georgia Tech 2, Tulsa 1

Coaches Poll

  1. Alabama
  2. Ohio State
  3. Clemson
  4. Washington
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Michigan
  7. Oklahoma
  8. Penn State
  9. Colorado
  10. Oklahoma State
  11. USC
  12. Florida State
  13. West Virginia
  14. Western Michigan
  15. Louisville
  16. Florida
  17. Stanford
  18. Virginia Tech
  19. Auburn
  20. Navy
  21. LSU
  22. Nebraska
  23. South Florida
  24. Utah
  25. Iowa

Others receiving votes:

Boise State 93; Houston 58; Pittsburgh 56; Washington State 44; Texas A&M 34; Miami (Fla.) 34; Temple 26; Tennessee 23; San Diego State 18; Air Force 12; North Carolina 9; Georgia Tech 9; Minnesota 6; Tulsa 5; Appalachian State 3; Western Kentucky 2; Wyoming 1; Middle Tennessee 1; Troy 1.

Coaches Poll Voters:

“The Amway Board of Coaches is made up of 64 head coaches at Bowl Subdivision schools. All are members of the American Football Coaches Association. The board for the 2016 season: Chris Ash, Rutgers; Dino Babers, Syracuse; David Bailiff, Rice; David Beaty, Kansas; Bret Bielema, Arkansas; John Bonamego, Central Michigan; Terry Bowden, Akron; Matt Campbell, Iowa State; Ron Caragher, San Jose State; Rod Carey, Northern Illinois; Paul Chryst, Wisconsin; Chris Creighton, Eastern Michigan; David Cutcliffe, Duke; DJ Durkin, Maryland; Larry Fedora, North Carolina; Jimbo Fisher, Florida State; James Franklin, Penn State; Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech; Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State; Bryan Harsin, Boise State; Clay Helton, Southern California; Tom Herman, Houston; Doc Holliday, Marshall; Skip Holtz, Louisiana Tech; Joey Jones, South Alabama, Brian Kelly, Notre Dame; Sean Kugler, Texas-El Paso; Mike Leach, Washington State; Lance Leipold, Buffalo; Seth Littrell, North Texas; Rocky Long, San Diego State; Mike MacIntyre, Colorado; Gus Malzahn, Auburn; Chuck Martin, Miami (Ohio); Doug Martin, New Mexico State; Derek Mason, Vanderbilt; Urban Meyer, Ohio State; Trent Miles, Georgia State; Philip Montgomery, Tulsa; Scottie Montgomery, East Carolina; Chad Morris, Southern Methodist; Dan Mullen, Mississippi State; Mike Norvell, Memphis; Gary Patterson, TCU; Chris Petersen, Washington; Brian Polian, Nevada; Mark Richt, Miami (Fla.); Mike Riley, Nebraska; Rich Rodriguez, Arizona; Nick Saban, Alabama; Tony Sanchez, UNLV; Scott Satterfield, Appalachian State; Kirby Smart, Georgia; Frank Solich, Ohio; Rick Stockstill, Middle Tennessee State; Bob Stoops, Oklahoma; Kevin Sumlin, Texas AM; Dabo Swinney, Clemson; Tommy Tuberville, Cincinnati; Ron Turner, Florida International; Matt Wells, Utah State; Kyle Whittingham, Utah; Kevin Wilson, Indiana; Everett Withers, Texas State.”

rankings used here

The Associated Press Top 25: The longest-running and best-respected human poll. Didn't have any official bearing on the latter years of the BCS, and doesn't have any official bearing on the Playoff. Most outlets (including SB Nation) will use the AP's rankings as the standard until the committee takes over in November, though. Usually comes out on Sundays about 2 p.m. ET.

The USA Today Coaches Poll: Formerly part of the BCS, and now just a poll. It tends to react more cautiously than the AP's. Though polling athletic departments in order to rank other athletic departments is dubious, we still want multiple human polls in here, and this is the other big one. Releases early Sunday afternoons.

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