Clemson ranked #1 in latest Coaches Poll


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Clemson (11-0, 8-0) stayed at the #1 national rankings in the latest Amway Coaches Poll with 1590 points (gained 30 points) and 58 first-place votes (added 30 first-place votes) on Sunday after a 33-13 home victory over Wake Forest on Saturday afternoon.

The win was the 700th win in Clemson history.

The Tigers are 11-0 for the third time (1948 and 1981) in school history and have the longest winning streak in college football at 14 games and also finished the ACC regular season with an 8-0 record for the first time in history.

Clemson has won 20 of its last 21 games, the best 21-game record in Clemson history.

Clemson and Iowa are the only two undefeated teams left in the nation as #3 Ohio State lost to Michigan State, #6 Oklahoma State lost to Baylor and #19 Houston lost to Connecticut over the weekend.

The biggest riser in the Poll was Temple that jumped nine spots to a #24 ranking while Houston had the biggest drop moving down seven spots to 21th overall.

ACC coastal team North Carolina moved up a spot to the #11 in the rankings.

Three schools dropped out of the Top 25 with #17 LSU, #20 Wisconsin and #24 Southern Cal.

Latest Coaches Poll

1 Clemson 11-0 1590 58 1 0 1/12
2 Alabama 10-1 1531 5 3 1 2/13
3 Iowa 11-0 1419 1 6 3 6/NR
4 Notre Dame 10-1 1373 0 5 1 5/15
5 Oklahoma 10-1 1364 0 7 2 7/19
6 Michigan State 10-1 1302 0 9 3 2/14
7 Baylor 9-1 1201 0 10 3 2/10
8 Ohio State 10-1 1138 0 2 -6 1/2
9 Florida 10-1 1047 0 8 -1 8/NR
10 Oklahoma State 10-1 956 0 4 -6 4/NR
11 North Carolina 10-1 929 0 12 1 12/NR
12 Stanford 9-2 881 0 15 3 7/NR
12 Michigan 9-2 881 0 13 1 13/NR
14 Florida State 9-2 783 0 16 2 6/18
15 Navy 9-1 674 0 19 4 19/NR
16 Texas Christian 9-2 626 0 11 -5 2/12
17 Northwestern 9-2 569 0 21 4 14/NR
18 Oregon 8-3 482 0 22 4 5/NR
19 Mississippi 8-3 383 0 25 6 5/NR
21 Houston 10-1 256 0 14 -7 14/NR
22 Mississippi State 8-3 230 0 25 3 20/NR
23 UCLA 8-3 224 0 27 4 10/NR
24 Temple 9-2 116 0 33 9 21/NR
25 Utah 8-3 101 0 18 -7 7/NR

Schools Dropped Out
No. 17 LSU, No. 20 Wisconsin, No. 24 Southern California.

Others Receiving Votes
LSU 82; Toledo 69; Wisconsin 58; Texas A&M 54; Pittsburgh 46; Georgia 34; Southern California 27; Western Kentucky 12; Arkansas 7; Air Force 6; West Virginia 6; Bowling Green 5; Brigham Young 5; San Diego State 3; Appalachian State 2; Arkansas State 1.

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