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Final AP Top 25 Poll

Voted on by panel of 70 sportswriters & broadcasters and released on Jan. 5, 1999, following the Fiesta Bowl: winning team receives the Bear Bryant Trophy, given since 1983; first place votes in parentheses, records, total points (based on 25 for 1st, 24 for 2nd, etc.) bowl game result, head coach and career record, preseason rank (released on Aug. 16, 1998) and final regular season rank (released Dec. 6, 1998).

  Final
Record
PointsBowl GameHead CoachAug. 16
Rank
Dec. 6
Rank
1Tennessee (70)13-01750won FiestaPhillip Fulmer (7 yrs: 67-11-0)101
2Ohio St. 11-11673won SugarJohn Cooper (22 yrs: 178-74-6)13
3Florida St.11-21574lost FiestaBobby Bowden (33 yrs: 292-85-4)22
4Arizona12-11535won HolidayDick Tomey (22 yrs: 147-98-7)245
5Florida10-21463won OrangeSteve Spurrier (12 yrs: 113-31-2)37
6Wisconsin11-11427won RoseBarry Alvarez (9 yrs: 60-42-4)209
7Tulane12-01252won LibertyTommy Bowden (2 yrs: 19-4-0)NR10
8UCLA10-21123lost RoseBob Toledo (9 yrs: 54-46-0)76
9Georgia Tech10-21122won GatorGeorge O'Leary (4 yrs: 28-21-0)NR12
10Kansas St.11-21086lost AlamoBill Snyder (10 yrs: 77-39-1)64
11Texas A&M11-31071lost SugarR.C. Slocum (10 yrs: 94-28-2)148
12Michigan 10-31052won Florida CitrusLloyd Carr (4 yrs: 39-11-0)515
13Air Force12-1980won OahuFisher DeBerry (15 yrs: 120-64-1)NR16
14Georgia9-3785won PeachJim Donnan (9 yrs: 88-32-0)1919
15Texas9-3740won CottonMack Brown (15 yrs: 96-77-1)NR20
16Arkansas9-3621lost Florida CitrusHouston Nutt (6 yrs: 44-26-0)NR11
17Penn St.9-3619won OutbackJoe Paterno (33 yrs: 307-80-3)1322
18Virginia9-3544lost PeachGeorge Welsh (26 yrs: 176-121-4) 1613
19Nebraska 9-4454lost HolidayFrank Solich (1 yr: 9-4-0)414
20Miami-FL9-3426won Micron PCButch Davis (4 yrs: 31-15-0)NR24
21Missouri8-4335won Insight.comLarry Smith (22 yrs: 136-111-7)NR23
22Notre Dame9-3315lost GatorBob Davie (2 yrs: 16-9-0)2217
23Virginia Tech9-3256won Music CityFrank Beamer (18 yrs: 119-82-4)NRNR
24Purdue9-4236won AlamoJoe Tiller (8 yrs: 57-37-1)NRNR
25Syracuse8-4161lost OrangePaul Pasqualoni (13 yrs: 102-43-1)1718
Other teams receiving votes: 26. Colorado (8-4, 46 points, won Aloha); 27. Marshall (12-1, 45 pts, won Motor City); 28. Oregon (8-4, 28 pts, lost Aloha); 29. Mississippi St. (8-5, 10 pts, lost Cotton); 30. Miami-OH (10-1, 9 pts, no bowl); 31. West Virginia (8-4, 6 pts, lost Insight.com); 32. Idaho (9-3, 2 pts, won Humanitarian) and TCU (7-5, 2 pts, won Sun); 34. Mississippi (7-5, 1 pt, won Independence) and USC (8-5, 1 pt, lost Sun).

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