Tigers Drop in Coaches' Poll


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CLEMSON -- Clemson drops one spot in the USA Today Coaches' Poll after a 45-17 win over the Citadel on Saturday. Clemson was ranked ninth in the preseason Associated Press and USA Today college football polls released on August 16. It was the highest preseason ranking for the Tigers program since 1991 when Clemson was also ninth.


The preseason poll has not been much of an indicator for Clemson in the last few years. Each of the last three years Clemson has not been ranked in the preseason poll (2003, 2005, 2007), Clemson has finished in the top 25 of both polls. Each of the last two years Clemson was ranked in the preseason top 25 (2001 and 2006), the Tigers have not finished in the top 25.


USA Today' Poll 

 1. USC (34) 1-0 1,481 
 2. Georgia (18) 2-0 1,454 
 3. Oklahoma (3) 2-0 1,370 
 4. Florida (3) 2-0 1,306 
 5. Ohio State (1) 2-0 1,289 
 6. Missouri 2-0 1,212 
 7. LSU (2) 1-0 1,198 
 8. Texas 2-0 1,069 
 9. Auburn 2-0 1,017 
10. Wisconsin 2-0 946 
11. Kansas 2-0 854 
12. Texas Tech 2-0 755 
13. Arizona State 2-0 737 
14. Oregon 2-0 665 
15. Brigham Young 2-0 628 
16. Alabama 2-0 611 
17. Penn State 2-0 547 
18. South Florida 2-0 475 
19. Wake Forest 2-0 419 
20. East Carolina 2-0 375 
21. Fresno State 1-0 300 
22. Utah 2-0 235 
23. Clemson 1-1 175 
24. West Virginia 1-1 145 
25. California 2-0 128 


Others Receiving Votes

Illinois 124, UCLA 86, Florida State 50, Kentucky 28, Boise State 22, Tennessee 21, TCU 18, Nebraska 16, Georgia Tech 15, Arizona 11, Virginia Tech 11, Vanderbilt 8, Oklahoma State 7, Iowa 4, Colorado 3, Notre Dame 3, Tulsa 2, Connecticut 2, Bowling Green 1, South Carolina 1, Northwestern 1.



Dropped From Rankings

South Carolina 24, Illinois 25.



AP Top 25 

 1. USC (33) 1-0 1,577 
 2. Georgia (23) 2-0 1,525 
 3. Oklahoma (2) 2-0 1,458 
 4. Florida (4) 2-0 1,438 
 5. Ohio State (1) 2-0 1,347 
 6. Missouri (1) 2-0 1,336 
 7. LSU (1) 1-0 1,231 
 8. Texas 2-0 1,100 
 9. Auburn 2-0 1,067 
10. Wisconsin 2-0 910 
11. Alabama 2-0 865 
12. Texas Tech 2-0 845 
13. Kansas 2-0 825 
14. East Carolina 2-0 762 
15. Arizona State 2-0 744 
16. Oregon 2-0 616 
17. Penn State 2-0 607 
18. Brigham Young 2-0 537 
19. South Florida 2-0 493 
20. Wake Forest 2-0 404 
21. Fresno State 1-0 290 
22. Utah 2-0 258 
23. California 2-0 195 
24. Illinois 1-1 164 
25. West Virginia 1-1 163 



Others Receiving Votes

UCLA 150, Clemson 73, Florida State 50, Boise State 22, Tennessee 15, Georgia Tech 14, Oklahoma State 11, Vanderbilt 7, TCU 6, Kentucky 6, Virginia Tech 4, Tulsa 3, South Carolina 2, Arizona 2, Connecticut 1, North Carolina 1, Rice 1.



Dropped From Rankings

UCLA 23, South Carolina 24.

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