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1.12.2016 Daily Bears Report: Baylor Finishes 13th in Final AP Poll (And Other News)

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Last night's National Championship Game marked the end of another season of CFB ... and the start of another offseason where we can obsess about Baylor's chances!

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Those that didn't watch the Alabama-Clemson game last night missed what I would consider an instant classic, although ratings were apparently down about 15% from a year ago.  Filled with somewhat inexplicable big plays (Clemson never did figure out to cover Bama TE O.J. Howard), fantastic strategic decisions (a perfectly timed and placed onside kick probably won the game for the Tide), and incredible individual performances (Deshaun Watson did his best Vince Young impression to nearly pull off the upset for Clemson), it was everything I hoped to see except that neither of the teams was wearing green and gold.

But now that's over, and the 2015-16 season with it.  And in that season, Baylor finished that season ranked #13 in the country after our RAB win over North Carolina, behind OU (#5) and TCU (#7) among Big 12 teams.  The full rankings are below:

The AP Top 25 Poll | College Football
The AP delivers in-depth college football game coverage, highlights and the AP Top 25 Poll.

In related news, now that we know how the teams finished 2015, just about everyone is giving sneak peeks to 2016 in their Way-Too-Early Top 25s.  Collecting those posts I've seen so far:

ESPN: Baylor #3 (behind Clemson and Alabama)
FoxSports: Baylor #9 (OU #6, TCU #7)
CBSSports: Baylor #7 (OU #3)
USAToday: Baylor #4 (OU #8, TCU #14)

There will be more coming, I'm sure, and I may have missed one or two (or, like with Jon Wilner's article, decided not to post it altogether), so check back.

Other than that, there's not a whole lot of Baylor-related news out there today.  MBB is back in the polls after their win over Iowa State ...

New AP top 25 men’s basketball poll: Kansas is still No. 1 - College Basketball - SI.com
After a 109–106 victory over Oklahoma in four overtimes, and a 69–59 win over Texas Tech, the Kansas Jayhawks are atop the AP Top 25 men’s basketball poll for a second straight week.

But that's about it.  Have a great Tuesday, everybody!