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

Fresh off its 35-19 win over Auburn in the Sugar Bowl, Oklahoma 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 and No. 2 Alabama.

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 and Ohio State, the latter of which finished No. 6, they rebounded and became one of the hottest teams at year's end.

Pac-12 teams Washington and USC 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
8. Florida State
9. Wisconsin
10. Michigan
11. Oklahoma State
12. Stanford
13. Florida
14. LSU
15. Colorado
16. Virginia Tech
17. West Virginia
18. Western Michigan
19. South Florida
20. Louisville
21. Utah
22. Auburn
23. Miami (FL)
24. Tennessee
25. San Diego State

Also receiving votes: Nebraska 46; Kansas State 44; Georgia Tech 24; Western Kentucky 23; Boise State 20; Air Force 18; Iowa 17; Temple 16; Tulsa 11; Minnesota 7; Georgia 5; Navy 3; Wake Forest 3; Washington State 2; Troy 2; Arkansas 2; Brigham Young 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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