Clemson cracks top 15 in AP Poll


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CLEMSON -- Clemson is ranked 15th by AP and 16th by USA Today this week. Clemson was 18th in the AP poll last week and ranked 19th by USA Today.


This is just the third week this year Clemson has been in the top 25 of at least one of the polls, but the 31st week over the last four years, or since the current seniors came to Clemson. This week’s number 15 ranking is the highest for the Clemson program since Clemson’s number-nine preseason ranking last year. This is the first time Clemson has been ranked in the top 20 in the month of November since the final regular season poll of 2007 when the Tigers were 15th in AP and 16th in USA Today.


Clemson is trying to finish in the top 25 for the fourth consecutive time in an odd numbered year. Clemson finished 22nd in 2003, 21st in 2005 and 21st in 2007. Over the last six years Clemson has finished in the top 25 in each odd numbered year and not in the top 25 in the even numbered years.

AP Top 25

RK	TEAM		RECORD	PTS
1	Florida (36)	11-0	1463
2	Alabama (13)	11-0	1428
3	Texas (11)	11-0	1425
4	TCU		11-0	1309
5	Cincinnati	10-0	1245
6	Boise State	11-0	1218
7	Georgia Tech	10-1	1138
8	Pittsburgh	9-1	1041
9	Ohio State	10-2	1016
10	Oregon		9-2	983
11	Oklahoma State	9-2	793
12	Penn State	10-2	773
13	Iowa		10-2	766
14	Virginia Tech	8-3	675
15	Clemson		8-3	609
16	Oregon State	8-3	541
17	LSU		8-3	409
18	Brigham Young	9-2	399
19	Miami (FL)	8-3	347
20	Mississippi	8-3	333
21	California	8-3	263
22	Utah		9-2	249
23	North Carolina	8-3	237
24	USC		7-3	225
25	Houston		9-2	199


Dropped from rankings: Stanford 14, Wisconsin 17, Rutgers 25


Others receiving votes: Stanford 169, Nebraska 126, Wisconsin 40, Temple 32, Navy 24, Texas Tech 11, West Virginia 3, Northwestern 3, Nevada 2, Auburn 2, Kentucky 2, Arizona 1, CENTRL MICHIGAN 1


USA Today Poll

RK	TEAM		RECORD	PTS
1	Florida (47)	11-0	1459
2	Texas (4)	11-0	1398
3	Alabama (8)	11-0	1388
4	TCU		11-0	1279
5	Cincinnati	10-0	1224
6	Boise State	11-0	1181
7	Georgia Tech	10-1	1125
8	Ohio State	10-2	1031
9	Pittsburgh	9-1	1021
10	Oregon		9-2	941
11	Penn State	10-2	843
12	Oklahoma State	9-2	815
13	Iowa		10-2	714
14	Virginia Tech	8-3	656
15	Brigham Young	9-2	510
16	Clemson		8-3	467
17	LSU		8-3	463
18	Oregon State	8-3	450
19	Utah		9-2	318
20	Houston		9-2	305
21	Miami (FL)	8-3	266
22	USC		7-3	261
23	Nebraska	8-3	191
24	North Carolina	8-3	167
25	Mississippi	8-3	165


Dropped from rankings: Wisconsin 14, Stanford 17


Others receiving votes: California 149, Wisconsin 123, Stanford 58, Navy 50, West Virginia 30, CENTRL MICHIGAN 27, Arkansas 17, Temple 17, Arizona 15, Northwestern 13, Texas Tech 12, Nevada 12, Auburn 9, TROY 2, South Florida 1, Kentucky 1, Missouri 1

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