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Final AP Top 25 Poll

Voted on by panel of 70 sportswriters & broadcasters and released on Jan. 5, 2000, following the Sugar 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 Aug. 14, 1999) and final regular season rank (released Dec. 5, 1999).

  Final
Record
PointsBowl GameHead CoachAug. 14
Rank
Dec. 5
Rank
1Florida St. (70)12-01750won SugarBobby Bowden (34 yrs: 304-85-4)11
2Virginia Tech11-11647lost SugarFrank Beamer (19 yrs: 130-83-4)132
3Nebraska 12-11634won FiestaFrank Solich (2 yrs: 21-5-0)63
4Wisconsin10-21519won RoseBarry Alvarez (10 yrs: 70-44-4)104
5Michigan 10-21406won OrangeLloyd Carr (5 yrs: 49-13-0)88
6Kansas St.11-11402won HolidayBill Snyder (11 yrs: 88-40-1)20t7
7Michigan St.10-21357won CitrusNick Saban (6 yrs: 43-26-1)
& Bobby Williams (1 yr: 1-0-0)
299
8Alabama10-31236lost OrangeMike DuBose (3 yrs: 21-15-0)20t5
9Tennessee 9-31168lost FiestaPhillip Fulmer (8 yrs: 76-14-0)26
10Marshall13-01136won Motor CityBob Pruett (4 yrs: 50-4-0)2711
11Penn St.10-31038won AlamoJoe Paterno (34 yrs: 317-83-3)313
12Florida9-4941lost CitrusSteve Spurrier (13 yrs: 122-35-2)510
13Mississippi St.10-2923won PeachJackie Sherrill (22 yrs: 164-89-4)2815
14Southern Miss.9-3788won LibertyJeff Bower (10 yrs: 59-43-1)4016
15Miami-FL9-4678won GatorButch Davis (5 yrs: 40-19-0)1223
16Georgia8-4640won OutbackJim Donnan (10 yrs: 96-36-0)1421
17Arkansas8-4575won CottonHouston Nutt (7 yrs: 52-30-0)2224
18Minnesota8-4452lost SunGlen Mason (14 yrs: 75-83-1)NR12
19Oregon9-3358won SunMike Bellotti (10 yrs: 60-45-2)39NR
20Georgia Tech8-4345lost GatorGeorge O'Leary (5 yrs: 36-25-0)1117
21Texas9-5340lost CottonMack Brown (16 yrs: 105-82-1)1714
22Mississippi8-4281won IndependenceDavid Cutcliffe (2 yrs: 9-4-0)31NR
23Texas A&M8-4272lost AlamoR.C. Slocum (11 yrs: 102-32-2)718
24Illinois8-4201won Micron PCRon Turner (4 yrs: 18-27-0)NRNR
25Purdue7-5198lost OutbackJoe Tiller (9 yrs: 64-42-1)2319
Other teams receiving votes: 26. Stanford (8-4, 168 points, lost Rose); 27. East Carolina (9-3, 97 pts, lost Mobile); 28. Colorado (7-5, 75 pts, won Insight.com); 29. TCU (8-4, 45 pts, won Mobile); 30. Syracuse (7-5, 21 pts, lost Music City); 31. Utah (9-3, 20 pts, won Las Vegas); 32. Hawaii (9-4, 19 pts, won Oahu); 33. Washington (7-5, 7 pts, lost Holiday); 34. Wake Forest (7-5, 5 pts, won Aloha); 35. Boise St. (10-3, 3 pts, won Humanitarian) and Oklahoma (7-5, 3 pts, lost Independence); 37. Colorado St. (8-4, 2 pts, lost Liberty).

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