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Topic: Beating ND in Death Valley was the very last time Clemson
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Beating ND in Death Valley was the very last time Clemson

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Posted: Dec 16, 2018 9:47 PM
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was ranked outside of the Top 10. After knocking off #6 ND in the rain back in 2015, Clemson moved up to #6 themselves, and have stayed there for 58 straight polls--the remainder of the entire career for this Senior Class


Interestingly enough, the week before the Irish came to town, Clemson dropped from #11 to #12, the first of 6 times that has happened without a loss over the last 4 years (2x each in '15, '16, '18). We are 41-2 in those seasons, and 1 win away from Championship Game appearances in all 3 of those years where the AP voters yet again showed their bias/ignorance.


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Posted: Dec 16, 2018 10:06 PM
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I had to pause my gingerbread house construction when I read this .

Would do again . Thanks for posting something like this .

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Posted: Dec 16, 2018 10:19 PM
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You're kidding! Me too Dug!

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Posted: Dec 16, 2018 11:13 PM
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Makes my blood boil when we win and still drop in the polls. We seem to be the only top ten team that has this happening multiple times in a year and then repeat it again the next year. I was looking at another forum earlier today and the discussion was about the dominance of the SEC. Lots of TV type blather but no clear cut stats. So I looked it up. Over the last 10 years the SEC vs ACC record is 53-42. I don’t really consider the last 10 years to be any golden age for ACC football, but I wouldn’t call a 53-42 record a domination either.


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Posted: Dec 17, 2018 12:59 AM
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While I certainly don't like dropping either (especially with the quality of teams we've had the last 4 years), there are 33 instances just in the last 50 years where the AP #1 team dropped in the poll even after winning. In fact, the last time it happened, Ohio State beat Minnesota by 2 TDs and fell out of the top spot for...Clemson! We beat Florida State 23-13 that week in 2015.

Here are the teams, and number of times it has happened to them. I was surprised that some schools we think of as getting the benefit of the doubt have also been 'disrespected'. Of course, you could also look at it as though they have gotten the benefit of the doubt so many times that it was obvious they weren't the real number one team after seeing them play.

Oklahoma 5
Miami 4
Ohio St 3
Florida 3
Alabama 2
Notre Dame 2
Florida St 2
Nebraska 2
USC 2 (Don't go there JHop--we all know the Coots have NEVER been ranked #1)
Penn St 2
Washington 2
Georgia 1
Texas 1
Oregon 1
Pitt 1


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Posted: Dec 17, 2018 8:53 AM
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It’s hard to believe that #1 drops in the Poll despite winning roughly around 3 times every 5 years for the last half century.

But, sure enough, it has happened 3 times since the 2014 season. Just seems like ESPN would lose their mind if that happened to an SEC team these days


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