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Clemson moved up from 25th to 24th in the Coaches Poll.
Clemson moved up from 25th to 24th in the Coaches Poll.

Clemson moved up a spot in the latest USA TODAY Coaches Poll.

The Tigers are now ranked No. 24 by the coaches, looking to also break into the Associated Press Top-25 on Sunday after a 17-14 win at Syracuse.

Georgia tops the ranking with all 65 first-place votes, followed by Oklahoma, Cincinnati, Alabama and Ohio State in the top-5.

Wake Forest holds the highest ACC ranking (16), with NC State (18) and Pittsburgh (23) also there.

The Tigers are currently a 3-point underdog at Pittsburgh for Saturday's matchup (3:30 p.m./ESPN).

Coaches Poll - 10/17

Rnk Team Record Points 1st votes

1 Georgia 7-0 1625 65

2 Oklahoma 7-0 1508

3 Cincinnati 6-0 1497

4 Alabama 6-1 1446

5 Ohio State 5-1 1305

6 Michigan 6-0 1299

7 Michigan State 7-0 1158

8 Penn State 5-1 1134

9 Oklahoma State 6-0 1093

10 Oregon 5-1 1048

11 Iowa 6-1 1031

12 Mississippi 5-1 826

13 Notre Dame 5-1 816

14 Kentucky 6-1 763

15 Wake Forest 6-0 696

16 Coastal Carolina 6-0 675

17 Texas A&M 5-2 580

18 NC State 5-1 528

19 Southern Methodist 6-0 399

20 Baylor 6-1 369

21 San Diego State 6-0 334

22 Auburn 5-2 315

23 Pittsburgh 5-1 192

24 Clemson 4-2 146

25 Texas-San Antonio 7-0 96

Dropped out: No. 17 Florida; No. 19 Arkansas; No. 20 Brigham Young; No. 22 Arizona State.

Others rec. votes: Iowa State 38; Utah 35; Arkansas 31; Florida 23; Brigham Young 23; Air Force 20; UL Lafayette 18; Arizona State 18; Purdue 16; Houston 11; Virginia 6; Texas 4; Louisiana State 2; Fresno State 1.

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