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Kelly wins second AP coach of year award

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Notre Dame's Brian Kelly is The Associated Press college football Coach of the Year and the third coach to win the award twice since it was established in 1998.

Kelly received 16 of 58 first-place votes from AP college football poll voters and 81 total points. Alabama's Nick Saban was second with 16 first-place votes and 66 points and Central Florida first-year coach Josh Heupel was third with 33 points (five first-place votes).

Twelve coaches received at least one first-place vote and eight received at least three for the award announced Monday. Washington State's Mike Leach finished fourth with 26 points (three first-place votes) and Syracuse's Dino Babers was fifth with 25 (five first-place votes).

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AP Rank
Rank School Rec
1 Alabama (13-0)
2 Clemson (13-0)
3 Notre Dame (12-0)
4 Oklahoma (12-1)
5 Ohio State (12-1)
6 Georgia (11-2)
7 UCF (12-0)
8 Michigan (10-2)
9 Washington (10-3)
10 Florida (9-3)
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Coaches Rank
Rank School Rec
1 Alabama (13-0)
2 Clemson (13-0)
3 Notre Dame (12-0)
4 Oklahoma (12-1)
5 Ohio State (12-1)
6 Georgia (11-2)
7 UCF (12-0)
8 Michigan (10-2)
9 Washington (10-3)
10 Florida (9-3)
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