Coaches Poll top 25: Oklahoma rockets up to No. 3 behind Clemson and Alabama

Fresh off its 35-19 win over Auburn Tigers in the Sugar Bowl, Oklahoma Sooners moves up four spots to No. 3 in the final USA Today Coaches Poll of the 2016-17 season. The Sooners, winners of 10 in a row, finish behind No. 1 Clemson Tigers and No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide .

Oklahoma became the first Big 12 team to finish conference play undefeated since the league went to a Round-Robin format. Though the Sooners lost two early games to Houston Cougars and Ohio State Buckeyes , the latter of which finished No. 6, they rebounded and became one of the hottest teams at year's end.

Pac-12 teams Washington Huskies and Southern California Trojans rounded out the top five while the Big Ten had four teams in spots 6-10.

Miami was the biggest riser by moving up 11 spots to crack the top 25. Auburn fell five spots to No. 22.

Here's the entire top 25...

1. Clemson (60)
2. Alabama
3. Oklahoma
4. Washington
5. USC
6. Ohio State
7. Penn State Nittany Lions
8. Florida State Seminoles
9. Wisconsin Badgers
10. Michigan Wolverines
11. Oklahoma State Cowboys
12. Stanford Cardinal
13. Florida Gators
14. LSU Tigers
15. Colorado Buffaloes
16. Virginia Tech Hokies
17. West Virginia Mountaineers
18. Western Michigan
19. South Florida Bulls
20. Louisville Cardinals
21. Utah Utes
22. Auburn
23. Miami (FL)
24. Tennessee Volunteers
25. San Diego State Aztecs

Also receiving votes: Nebraska Cornhuskers 46; Kansas State Wildcats 44; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 24; Western Kentucky 23; Boise State Broncos 20; Air Force Falcons 18; Iowa Hawkeyes 17; Temple Owls 16; Tulsa Golden Hurricane 11; Minnesota Golden Gophers 7; Georgia Bulldogs 5; Navy Midshipmen 3; Wake Forest Demon Deacons 3; Washington State Cougars 2; Troy Trojans 2; Arkansas Razorbacks 2; Brigham Young Cougars 1.

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Ben Kercheval joined CBS Sports in 2016 and has been covering college football since 2010. Before CBS, Ben worked at Bleacher Report, UPROXX Sports and NBC Sports. As a long-suffering North Texas graduate,... Full Bio

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