● This is the fifth time Alabama has won a national title without being ranked No. 1 during the regular season.
● Derrick Henry is the 16th Heisman Trophy winner to play for the national champion.
● The Big Ten led all conferences with six teams in the final rankings — Ohio State, Michigan State, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin and Northwestern.
● The SEC had five — Alabama, Mississippi, LSU, Florida, Tennessee.
● No. 2 Clemson had its highest finish since the 1982 final poll.
● No. 3 Stanford had its best final poll finish since being No. 2 in 1940.
● No. 8 Houston had its highest final poll finish since being No. 10 in 1990.
● No. 10 Mississippi had its best final poll finish since No. 8 in 1969.
● No. 18 Navy had its best final poll finish since being No. 2 in 1963.
● No. 19 Oregon had its lowest finish in the final poll since it was No. 23 in 2007.