Here's how Alabama football coach Nick Saban ranked the top 25 college football teams

Nick Kelly
The Tuscaloosa News

Nick Saban had a different ballot for his top five from the actual top five in the final USA TODAY Sports AFCA coaches poll of the season.

While Georgia, TCU, Michigan and Ohio State rounded out the top four in the final poll, Saban had Alabama football at No. 2. Texas El-Paso's Dana Dimel was the only other coach to rank Alabama No. 2. A couple of coaches put the Crimson Tide at No. 3, including Syracuse's Dino Babers, Pitt's Pat Narduzzi and Notre Dame's Marcus Freeman, among others.

Saban had Ohio State at No. 5, where the Crimson Tide actually ended up in the final poll. He put Tennessee at No. 6 and LSU at No. 17.

Georgia coach Kirby Smart put Alabama at No. 6, behind Tennessee. TCU coach Sonny Dykes did the same.

Alabama finished the season 11-2 with a 45-20 win over Kansas State in the Sugar Bowl. The Crimson Tide missed the College Football Playoff for only the second time since it began in 2014.

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Nick Saban's final top 25

1.  Georgia

2.  Alabama

3.  TCU

4.  Michigan

5.  Ohio State

6.  Tennessee

7.  Penn State

8.  Washington

9.  Utah

10.  Tulane

11.  Florida State

12.  Kansas State

13.  Southern California

14.  Clemson

15.  Oregon State

16.  Oregon

17.  LSU

18.  UCLA

19.  Notre Dame

20.  Mississippi State

21.  Minnesota

22.  Troy

23.  Texas

24.  South Carolina

25.  Maryland