2021 CFRA Final Poll

First of all, I want to thank all of the CFRA voters and followers who make this poll possible. We could not do it without your enthusiasm and support for this great game. As expected, Georgia was unanimously selected as the CFRA national champion for the 2021 season making them the 152nd overall national champion selected by the College Football Researchers Association. Shockingly, this is Georgia’s first-ever CFRA national championship! The Bulldogs were consensus national champions in both 1942 and 1980, but for both of those seasons, CFRA voters selected other teams (Ohio State in ’42 and Pittsburgh in ’80) as this organization’s national champions. Now, Georgia football can add National Champion of the College Football Researchers Association to its growing list of gridiron accomplishments. See the almanac page on this site for the full year-by-year and team-by-team national championship breakdowns. Without further ado, here is this year’s complete final poll. First-place votes are in parentheses.

1.  Georgia– 325 points

2.  Alabama– 310 points

3.  Cincinnati– 284 points

4.  Michigan– 280 points

5.  Baylor– 269 points

6.  Ohio State– 263 points

6.  Oklahoma State– 263 points

8.  Michigan State– 205 points

9.  Notre Dame– 201 points

10. Oklahoma– 194 points

11. Utah– 191 points

12. Pittsburgh– 181 points

13. Ole Miss– 169 points

14. Wake Forest– 148 points

15. Clemson– 130 points

16. UL-Lafayette– 117 points

17. NC State– 104 points

17. Kentucky– 104 points

19. Houston– 92 points

20. Brigham Young– 72 points

21. Arkansas– 65 points

22. Iowa– 56 points

23. Oregon– 55 points

24. San Diego State– 41 points

25. Wisconsin– 22 points

Others Receiving Votes: Utah State 18, Texas A & M 13, UTSA 12, Coastal Carolina 12, Purdue 11, UCF 6, Miami-OH 3, Air Force 3, Auburn 3, Western Michigan 2, Northern Illinois 1, Minnesota 1, Penn State 1

Dropped Out: Texas A & M 22, UTSA 22

Teams Ranked Higher in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: Cincinnati (3), Oklahoma State (6), Utah (11), Pittsburgh (12), NC State (17), Iowa (22), San Diego State (24), Wisconsin (25).

Teams Ranked Lower in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: Michigan (4), Ole Miss (13), Houston (19), Oregon (23), Texas A & M (NR), Utah State (NR).

Teams Ranked Exactly the Same in All 3 Major Human Polls (AP, CFRA, and Coaches): Georgia (1), Alabama (2), Oklahoma (10).

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