The Michigan Wolverines completed an undefeated season to win the program's first national championship since 1997 on Monday.

On Tuesday, the Associated Press released its final top 25 rankings of the season, and the University of Alabama, which fell to Michigan 27-20 in the College Football Playoff semifinals, finished No. 5.

Georgia, which Alabama beat 27-24 in the SEC Championship jumped over the Tide to finish No. 4 despite Alabama being one of the final four teams competing for the national championship.

The top three in the poll were No. 1 Michigan, No. 2 Washington No. 3 Texas.

Troy received 10 votes to be ranked, putting the Trojans just outside of the top 25 to finish the season.

See the full poll here.

Next season's playoff will expand to 12 teams, and Alabama is already among one of the favorites to hoist the championship trophy.

According to BetMGM, the Crimson Tide have the second-highest betting odds (+550) to win the national championship, trailing only Georgia (+350).

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