Tigers Back in Football Polls


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CLEMSON -- Clemson has returned to the football polls after Saturday's 30-17 victory over Maryland. Clemson was ranked in the AP poll for five straight weeks and the USA Today poll for four straight weeks. The appearance ended after the loss to Virginia Tech on October 6. Clemson had been 22nd entering that game. The Tigers were ranked as high as #13 in the nation after its 4-0 start.


Clemson was not ranked in the preseason, but jumped into the AP poll after it defeated Florida State on Labor Day night. It marked the second time in the last three years that Clemson was not ranked in the AP preseason poll, then defeated a top 25 team in the season opener to move into the top 25 by the second week. In 2005, Clemson defeated 17th ranked Texas A&M in the season opener 25-24, then moved into the poll the following week at number 25 in the AP poll.


Clemson was ranked in the preseason of the AP poll in 2006 and reached a high of number-10 in the nation after a 7-1 start. Tommy Bowden?s team was ranked in the top 25 in the nation 11 weeks during the 2006 season.


This is the sixth season in Tommy Bowden?s nine years that Clemson has been ranked at least once in the top 25 of one of the polls. Clemson was ranked in all 17 polls in 2000, and was also ranked in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006 and now 2007. Clemson was not ranked the entire year until the final poll in 2003, the only season in Clemson history that has happened.


Clemson has been ranked in the final top 25 three times in Bowden?s career, 2000, 2003 and 2005. In 2003 and 2005 Clemson was not ranked in the preseason, but was ranked in the final poll. Clemson has been ranked in the top 25 of each poll (but not necessarily at the same time) 45 weeks under Bowden.

BCS STANDINGS

TEAM 			 BCS AVG PRVS 
1 Ohio State 		 .9756 1 
2 Boston College 	 .9559 2 
3 LSU 			 .8879 3 
4 Arizona State 	 .8493 4 
5 Oregon 		 .8390 5 
6 Oklahoma 		 .7920 6 
7 West Virginia 	 .7759 7 
8 Kansas 		 .7723 9 
9 Missouri 		 .6100 13 
10 Georgia 		 .5820 18 
11 Virginia Tech 	 .5240 8 
12 Michigan 		 .4258 20 
13 Connecticut 		 .3801 23 
14 Hawaii 		 .3627 17 
15 Texas 		 .3444 19 
16 Auburn 		 .3296 22 
17 Alabama 		 .3251 24 
18 South Florida 	 .3217 10 
19 USC 			 .3177 12 
20 Florida 		 .3146 11 
21 Wisconsin 		 .1607 NR 
22 Boise State 		 .1545 NR 
23 Virginia 		 .1535 15 
24 Wake Forest 		 .1407 NR 
25 Clemson 		 .1353 NR 
		    


AP Top 25

 1. Ohio State (59) 	9-0 1,615 
 2. Boston College (1) 	8-0 1,501 
 3. LSU (3) 		7-1 1,478 
 4. Oregon 		7-1 1,417 
 5. Oklahoma 		7-1 1,365 
 6. Arizona State (2) 	8-0 1,310 
 7. West Virginia 	7-1 1,286 
 8. Kansas 		8-0 1,164 
 9. Missouri 		7-1 1,121 
10. Georgia 		6-2 949 
11. Virginia Tech 	6-2 823 
12. Hawaii 		8-0 776 
13. USC 		6-2 742 
14. Texas 		7-2 728 
15. Michigan 		7-2 726 
16. Connecticut 	7-1 555 
17. Alabama 		6-2 547 
18. Florida 		5-3 532 
19. Auburn 		6-3 530 
20. South Florida 	6-2 392 
21. Wake Forest 	6-2 259 
21. Boise State 	7-1 259 
23. South Carolina 	6-3 196 
24. Tennessee 		5-3 165 
25. Clemson 		6-2 146 
			

Others Receiving Votes

Wisconsin 132, California 131, Kentucky 123, Virginia 33, Penn State 30, Purdue 22, Brigham Young 22, Troy 13, Kansas State 12, UCLA 11, Oklahoma State 5, Illinois 4, New Mexico 4, Rutgers 1.


Dropped From Rankings

Kentucky 14, California 18, Virginia 21, Penn State 24, Rutgers 25.



USA Today Poll

  1. Ohio State (56) 	9-0 1,495 
  2. Boston College (3) 8-0 1,414 
  3. LSU 		7-1 1,324 
  4. Oregon (1) 	7-1 1,280 
  5. Oklahoma 		7-1 1,269 
  6. Arizona State 	8-0 1,221 
  7. West Virginia 	7-1 1,177 
  8. Kansas 		8-0 1,108 
  9. Missouri 		7-1 983 
 10. Georgia 		6-2 791 
 11. Hawaii 		8-0 769 
 12. Texas 		7-2 753 
 13. Virginia Tech 	6-2 736 
 14. Michigan 		7-2 701 
 15. USC 		6-2 679 
 16. Auburn 		6-3 454 
 17. Florida 		5-3 451 
 18. Alabama 		6-2 439 
 19. Wisconsin 		7-2 422 
 20. Connecticut 	7-1 419 
 21. South Florida 	6-2 291 
 22. Boise State 	7-1 218 
 23. Kentucky 		6-3 159 
 24. Clemson 		6-2 145 
 25. South Carolina 	6-3 131 
 

Others Receiving Votes

Virginia 119, California 118, Wake Forest 115, Purdue 107, Tennessee 64, Penn State 53, Illinois 21, Kansas State 20, Brigham Young 13, Oklahoma State 11, Cincinnati 8, Texas Tech 8, Vanderbilt 4, Houston 4, Colorado 2, Florida State 2, Oregon State 2.



Dropped From Rankings

Virginia 18, California 20, PENNST 22.

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