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Topic: Clemson Weeks at #1 in AP Poll
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Clemson Weeks at #1 in AP Poll

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Posted: Oct 1, 2020 10:22 AM
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Clemson, as you know, is currently #1 in the AP Poll for the 20th week (and counting) all time. That puts us at 17th all time and ahead of these notable programs:

- Tennessee (19)
- UGA (15)
- Washington (15)
- Auburn (9)
- Oregon (9)
- TAMU (6)
- UVA (3) - I just thought it was interesting that UVA was ever ranked #1!
- UNC (1)
- Wisconsin (1)

We're in striking distance of 12th place if we run the table this year, which would leapfrog:

- Pitt and Penn St (21)
- Army (27)
- Michigan St (29)
- Michigan (34)

Notably, these teams are among the programs to have never been ranked #1 in the AP Poll since it started in 1936:

- Duke
- GT (even their National Title-winning season in 1990 was a #2 AP finish and #1 Coaches)
- Kansas
- Kansas St
- Kentucky
- Louisville
- Navy
- NC State
- Oklahoma St
- Oregon St
- Rutgers
- South Carolina (everyone knows they peaked at #2 in 1984 and "if they just woulda beat Navy, would've won it all for sure"--even though they lost their bowl game too and finished like #12)
- Stanford
- Texas Tech
- Utah
- Vandy
- VT
- Wake Forest
- Wash St
- WVU (also famously peaked at #2 before losing to Pitt with the BCS Champ game on the line)

FWIW, the Top 5 is pretty close to unassailable at this point:

- Bama (122)
- Ohio St (105)
- Oklahoma (101)
- Notre Dame (98)
- The Real USC (91)

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Posted: Oct 1, 2020 10:29 AM
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That was a ###### Pitt team that they lost to, and i think they would've had a decent shot of beating Ohio State in the title game.

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Posted: Oct 1, 2020 10:38 AM
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What us our streak since 2015? How does that compare to other teams in same number of years. Bama and maybe ND have thar kind of runs put together but not many more.

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Posted: Oct 1, 2020 10:41 AM
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Posted: Oct 1, 2020 11:45 AM
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I always thought Duke was #1 in 40 when the Rose Bowl was moved to Durham because of Pearl Harbor? I think that was the Duke team that was undefeated, untied and unscored upon???


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Posted: Oct 1, 2020 11:52 AM
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You're thinking of the 1941 team--they did play in the Rose Bowl that had been moved to Durham because of the 12/7 Pearl Harbor Attack.

They were ranked #2 in the AP Poll and lost the Rose Bowl to #12 Oregon St

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Posted: Oct 1, 2020 12:17 PM
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Go to Winsipedia and compare Clemson to Florida.

What you will find is, when it comes to accomplishments achieved on a football field, Clemson leads Florida in most of those. Florida does have a slightly better win percentage overall.

When it comes to anything that gets voted on, Florida dominates Clemson.

For the most part, Clemson and Florida have similar records, but Florida has been #1 for double the amount of time as Clemson.

It’s one of the better cases that can be made for SEC bias

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Posted: Oct 1, 2020 12:30 PM
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Thank you for posting this. I always enjoy looking at these types of stats. Did your source have information on the overall number of weeks ranked in the AP top 10 and top 25?

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Posted: Oct 1, 2020 12:36 PM
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Here ya go.

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Posted: Oct 1, 2020 12:58 PM
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Thank you.

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Posted: Oct 1, 2020 4:57 PM
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We could pass Michigan State if we run the table, but cannot reach Michigan this year.

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