Clemson still outside top-5 of Coaches Poll


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Clemson still outside top-5 of Coaches Poll

Clemson stayed No. 6 in the latest Coaches Poll on Sunday, where Alabama is the clear No. 1 (63 first-place votes) ahead of Georgia (1), Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas A&M.

Oregon topped previous No. 3 Ohio State 35-28 on the road Saturday.

Clemson's resume so far includes a 10-3 loss to now-No. 2 Georgia and a 49-3 home win over instate FCS foe SC State, where Brent Venables' defense has not allowed a touchdown yet.

In other top-10 scores over the weekend, Alabama rolled FCS opponent Mercer (48-14), Georgia dominated UAB in its home opener (56-7), Oklahoma destroyed Western Carolina (76-0), Texas A&M rallied late at Colorado (10-7), Cincinnati topped Murray State (42-7) and Notre Dame rallied at home against Toledo (32-29).

The ACC's other ranked teams won this week with No. 15 Virginia Tech beating Middle Tennessee (35-14) and No. 19 UNC rolling Georgia State (59-17), while Miami dropped out after holding on to a win over App. State, 25-23.

Clemson returns to action at home versus Georgia Tech on Saturday (3:30 p.m./ABC).

Coaches Poll - Week 2

Rnk Team Record Points 1st votes

1 Alabama 2-0 1599 63

2 Georgia 2-0 1534 1

3 Oklahoma 2-0 1432

4 Oregon 2-0 1335

5 Texas A&M 2-0 1284

6 Clemson 1-1 1259

7 Iowa 2-0 1149

8 Cincinnati 2-0 1096

9 Florida 2-0 1078

10 Notre Dame 2-0 1040

11 Ohio State 1-1 1026

12 Penn State 2-0 981

13 UCLA 2-0 775

14 Iowa State 1-1 604

15 Virginia Tech 2-0 581

16 Mississippi 2-0 535

17 Wisconsin 1-1 528

18 Coastal Carolina 2-0 489

19 North Carolina 1-1 287

20 Auburn 2-0 263

21 Arizona State 2-0 246

22 Oklahoma State 2-0 222

23 Brigham Young 2-0 207

24 Arkansas 2-0 191

25 Michigan 2-0 176

Dropped out: No. 14 Southern California; No. 15 Texas; No. 18 Utah; No. 24 Miami.

Others rec. votes: Miami 135; Southern California 99; Central Florida 65; Michigan State 63; Liberty 63; Texas Christian 57; Pittsburgh 52; Kentucky 50; Utah 41; Texas 36; Kansas State 28; Indiana 28; Louisiana State 26; Nevada 18; Boston College 14; Fresno State 13; Southern Methodist 10; Rutgers 10; UL Lafayette 9; San Diego State 9; Mississippi State 9; Army 9; Tulane 6; Maryland 6; San Jose State 5; NC State 5; Virginia 4; Marshall 4; Stanford 3; Air Force 3; Texas-San Antonio 1; Memphis 1; Boise State 1.

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