Clemson Moves Up Football Polls


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CLEMSON -- Clemson is ranked in the top 25 of both polls this week. The Tigers are 20th in USA Today Coaches poll and 20th in Associated Press. The Tigers are 21st in the BCS Poll. Clemson was ranked for five straight weeks, then dropped out for two weeks and returned to the polls after the win over Maryland.

Clemson was ranked in the AP poll for five straight weeks and the USA Today poll for four straight weeks. The appearance ended after the loss to Virginia Tech on October 6. Clemson had been 22nd entering that game. The Tigers were ranked as high as #13 in the nation after its 4-0 start.

Clemson was not ranked in the preseason, but jumped into the AP poll after it defeated Florida State on Labor Day night. It marked the second time in the last three years that Clemson was not ranked in the AP preseason poll, then defeated a top 25 team in the season opener to move into the top 25 by the second week. In 2005, Clemson defeated 17th ranked Texas A&M in the season opener 25-24, then moved into the poll the following week at number 25 in the AP poll.

Clemson was ranked in the preseason of the AP poll in 2006 and reached a high of number-10 in the nation after a 7-1 start. Tommy Bowden?s team was ranked in the top 25 in the nation 11 weeks during the 2006 season.

This is the sixth season in Tommy Bowden?s nine years that Clemson has been ranked at least once in the top 25 of one of the polls. Clemson was ranked in all 17 polls in 2000, and was also ranked in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006 and now 2007. Clemson was not ranked the entire year until the final poll in 2003, the only season in Clemson history that has happened.

Clemson has been ranked in the final top 25 three times in Bowden?s career, 2000, 2003 and 2005. In 2003 and 2005 Clemson was not ranked in the preseason, but was ranked in the final poll. Clemson has been ranked in the top 25 of each poll (but not necessarily at the same time) 46 weeks under Bowden.


BCS Top 25

 1. Ohio State 		10-0 
 2. LSU 		8-1 
 3. Oregon 		8-1 
 4. Kansas 		9-0 
 5. Oklahoma 		8-1 
 6. Missouri 		8-1 
 7. West Virginia 	7-1 
 8. Boston College 	8-1 
 9. Arizona State 	8-1 
10. Georgia 		7-2 
11. Virginia Tech 	7-2 
12. Michigan 		8-2 
13. Connecticut 	8-1 
14. Texas 		8-2 
15. Florida 		6-3 
16. Hawaii 		8-0 
17. USC 		7-2 
18. Auburn 		7-3 
19. Virginia 		8-2 
20. Boise State 	8-1 
21. Clemson 		7-2 
22. Alabama 		6-3 
23. Penn State 		7-3 
24. Tennessee 		6-3 
25. Kentucky 		6-3 


AP Poll

 1. Ohio State (60) 	10-0 1,616 
 2. LSU (5) 		8-1 1,523 
 3. Oregon 		8-1 1,517 
 4. Oklahoma 		8-1 1,421 
 5. Kansas 		9-0 1,329 
 6. West Virginia 	7-1 1,327 
 7. Missouri 		8-1 1,260 
 8. Boston College 	8-1 1,051 
 9. Arizona State 	8-1 1,042 
10. Georgia 		7-2 1,021 
11. Virginia Tech 	7-2 923 
12. USC 		7-2 817 
13. Michigan 		8-2 783 
14. Hawaii 		8-0 776 
15. Texas 		8-2 735 
16. Connecticut 	8-1 665 
17. Florida 		6-3 623 
18. Auburn 		7-3 611 
19. Boise State 	8-1 372 
20. Clemson 		7-2 340 
21. Alabama 		6-3 335 
22. Tennessee 		6-3 245 
23. Virginia 		8-2 212 
24. California 		6-3 127 
25. Kentucky 		6-3 127 

Others Receiving Votes

Florida State 89, Cincinnati 68, Brigham Young 44, Penn State 38, Illinois 27, Arkansas 20, Wisconsin 12, South Florida 11, Wake Forest 8, South Carolina 6, Purdue 3, TROY 1.


Dropped From Rankings

South Florida 20, Wake Forest 21.


USA Today Poll

 1. Ohio State (55) 	10-0 1,493 
 2. LSU (1) 		8-1 1,393 
 3. Oregon (2) 		8-1 1,376 
 4. Oklahoma (2) 	8-1 1,330 
 5. Kansas 		9-0 1,241 
 6. West Virginia 	7-1 1,222 
 7. Missouri 		8-1 1,143 
 8. Boston College 	8-1 951 
 9. Arizona State 	8-1 946 
10. Georgia 		7-2 927 
11. Virginia Tech 	7-2 829 
12. Hawaii		8-0 807 
13. Michigan 		8-2 770 
14. Texas 		8-2 757 
15. USC 		7-2 706 
16. Connecticut 	8-1 568 
17. Auburn 		7-3 551 
18. Florida 		6-3 529 
19. Boise State 	8-1 368 
20. Clemson 		7-2 318 
21. Virginia 		8-2 259 
22. Kentucky 		6-3 197 
23. Alabama 		6-3 174 
24. Tennessee 		6-3 114 
25. Penn State 		7-3 105 

Others Receiving Votes

Wisconsin 86, California 74, Cincinnati 58, Illinois 45, Brigham Young 39, Florida State 26, Arkansas 20, Texas Tech 18, Wake Forest 17, South Carolina 16, Purdue 14, South Florida 5, Houston 4, Oklahoma State 3, Fresno State 1.


Dropped From Rankings

Wisconsin 19, South Florida 21, South Carolina 25.

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