Tigers Fall in Polls After Tough Loss


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CLEMSON, SC -- Clemson fell to the No. 10 in the USA TODAY/ESPN Coaches' and AP poll after suffering their first loss of the season
to Georgia Tech.


Clemson will be looking for its ninth win of the season when they travel to Florida St on Saturday. Clemson has not won nine games in a season since 1993 when Ken Hatfield’s team had a 9-3 overall record. One of those victories was claimed in a bowl win over Kentucky by Tommy West, his first game as Clemson Head Coach. The 1993 season was also the last time Clemson finished in the top 25 of either poll.


Clemson has not had a 10-win season since 1990 (Hatfield’s first year) and has not had an 11-win season since the 12-0 team of 1981.



USA TODAY/ESPN COACHES' POLL


Rank Team          Record Pts   Last 
 1. Oklahoma (55)     7-0 1,470 3
 2. Virginia Tech (4) 8-0 1,403 2
 3. Miami (Fla.)      6-1 1,324 5
 4. Florida State     8-1 1,289 6
 5. Florida           7-1 1,217 7
 6. Nebraska          7-1 1,180 1
 7. Washington        7-1 1,076 9
 8. Oregon            7-1 1,047 10
 9. Texas Christian   7-0 984   11
 10. Clemson          8-1 964   4
 11. Southern Missi   6-1 805   14
 12. Michigan         6-2 779   15
 13. Purdue           7-2 777   16
 14. Oregon State     7-1 646   17
 15. Kansas State     7-2 590   8
 16. Notre Dame       6-2 489   19
 17. Georgia          6-2 486   12
 18. Mississippi St   5-2 445   21
 19. Ohio State       6-2 444   13
 20. Texas            6-2 426   20
 21. Colorado State   7-1 233   24
 22. Auburn           7-2 222   25
 23. Northwestern     6-2 201   NR
 24. South Carolina   7-2 184   18
 25. Texas A&M        6-2 151   NR
 

Dropped out

No. 22 North Carolina State (5-2, lost to then-No. 6 Florida State 58-14); No.
23 Arizona (5-3, lost to UCLA 27-24).

Also receiving votes

Georgia Tech 82; Western Michigan 51; Tennessee 50; Mississippi 20; North Carolina
State 20; Arizona 17; UCLA 17; Iowa State 16; Texas-El Paso 14; LSU 12; Pittsburgh
12; Toledo 9; Minnesota 8; Virginia 7; Arizona State 6; Louisville 1; Wisconsin
1.


AP POLL


1.  Oklahoma (69)  (7-0) 1,749 3 
2.  Virginia Tech  (8-0) 1,633 2 
3.  Miami Fla  (6-1) 1,602 4 
4.  Florida St (1)  (8-1) 1,539 6 
5.  Nebraska  (7-1) 1,425 1 
6.  Florida  (7-1) 1,395 8 
7.  Oregon  (7-1) 1,378 7 
8.  Washington  (7-1) 1,262 9 
9.  TCU  (7-0) 1,150 11 
10.  Clemson  (8-1) 1,071 5 
11.  Purdue  (7-2) 1,017 16 
12.  Michigan  (6-2) 925 15 
13.  So Mississippi  (6-1) 897 14 
14.  Oregon St  (7-1) 893 18 
15.  Notre Dame  (6-2) 674 19 
16.  Ohio St  (6-2) 563 12 
17.  Georgia  (6-2) 544 13 
18.  Mississippi St  (5-2) 515 20 
19.  Kansas St  (7-2) 443 10 
20.  Texas  (6-2) 399 22 
21.  Northwestern  (6-2) 391 23 
22.  South Carolina  (7-2) 283 17 
23.  Auburn  (7-2) 274 25 
24.  Texas A&M  (6-2) 240 NR 
25.  Georgia Tech  (6-2) 178 NR 


Dropped Out:
No. 21 No Carolina St, No. 24 Arizona.


Others Receiving Votes:
Colorado St 145, Western Mich 50, Pittsburgh 25, LSU 21, No Carolina St 21, UCLA 15, Tennessee 13, Mississippi 6, Toledo 5, Arizona St 4, Arizona 2, Iowa St 2, Texas El Paso 1.

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