Despite Comeback Win, Tigers Fall in Poll


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CLEMSON, SC -- Clemson fell one spot in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches'
Poll to fourth after winning on the road at North Carolina, 38-24. The Tigers
are one of only five undefeated teams in the country, and the only one of those
with eight wins.

Clemson is 8-0 for the first time since 1981 undefeated campaign and for just
the third time in history. Clemson was also 8-0 in 1948, a season in which Clemson
ran the table, finishing with an 11-0 ledger. Clemson has had three perfect
seasons in history. In addition to the 1981 and 1948 seasons, Clemson had a
perfect 6-0 record under John Heisman in 1900.

The Tigers will hope to keep their undefeated season going next week against
Georgia Tech at Death Valley. The kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 PM EST.

USA TODAY/ ESPN Coaches' Poll


Rank    Team         Record     Pts   Last
1.	Nebraska (58)	7-0	1,474 1
2.	Virginia Tech 	7-0	1,394 2
3.	Oklahoma (1) 	6-0	1,307 4
4.	Clemson	        8-0	1,306 3
5.	Miami (Fla.) 	5-1	1,255 5
6.	Florida State 	7-1	1,181 6
7.	Florida 	6-1	1,101 7
8.	Kansas State 	7-1	973   8
9.	Washington 	6-1	950   9
10.	Oregon	        6-1	936  11
11.	Texas Christian 6-0	881  10
12.	Georgia 	6-1	809  12
13.	Ohio State 	6-1	799  13
14.	Southern Miss 	5-1	709  15
15.	Michigan 	6-2	678  16
16.	Purdue 	        6-2	541  17
17.	Oregon State 	6-1	526  18
18.	South Carolina 	7-1	491  19
19.	Notre Dame 	5-2	333  22
20.	Texas 	        5-2	302  21
21.	Mississippi St 	4-2	300  14
22.	N Carolina St	5-1	215  25
23.	Arizona 	5-2	140  20
24.	Colorado State 	6-1	129  NR
25.	Auburn 	        6-2	124  NR
	

Dropped out

No. 23 Minnesota (5-3, lost to Indiana 51-43); No. 24 UCLA (4-3, lost to then-No.
18 Oregon State 44-38).

Also receiving votes

Northwestern 91; Western Michigan 43; Pittsburgh 26; Arizona State 23; Texas
A&M 23; Minnesota 20; Mississippi 18; Tennessee 18; LSU 14; East Carolina 12;
UCLA 10; Georgia Tech 8; Toledo 8; Air Force 2; Iowa State 2; Alabama 1; Louisville
1; Texas-El Paso 1.


AP Poll

Record Pts Pvs 
1. Nebraska (67) 7-0 1,747 1 
2. Virginia Tech 7-0 1,605 2 
3. Oklahoma (3) 6-0 1,599 3 
4. Miami 5-1 1,532 4 
5. Clemson 8-0 1,495 5 
6. Florida St. 7-1 1,420 6 
7. Oregon 6-1 1,309 7 
8. Florida 6-1 1,247 8 
9. Washington 6-1 1,141 9 
10. Kansas St. 7-1 1,072 10 
11. TCU 6-0 1,014 11 
12. Ohio St. 6-1 881 14 
13. Georgia 6-1 872 12 
14. Southern Miss. 5-1 853 15 
15. Michigan 6-2 762 16 
16. Purdue 6-2 688 17 
17. South Carolina 7-1 671 18 
18. Oregon St. 6-1 668 19 
19. Notre Dame 5-2 555 20 
20. Mississippi St. 4-2 365 13 
21. N.C. State 5-1 289 24 
22. Texas 5-2 206 — 
23. Northwestern 5-2 204 25 
24. Arizona 5-2 201 21 
25. Auburn 6-2 129 — 


Others receiving votes: Colorado St. 65, Pittsburgh 47, W. Michigan 38, LSU 19, Arizona St.
14, Tennessee 8, Georgia Tech 6, Texas A&M 6, UCLA 6, Toledo 5, Mississippi 4, Iowa St. 3,
UTEP 2, East Carolina 1, Minnesota 1.

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