Tigers Finish In Top 25 in Both Polls


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CLEMSON -- After a dominating performance against Tennessee in the Peach Bowl, the Clemson football team finished the season ranked number 22 in both the final AP poll and coaches' poll. It is the first time the Tigers have finished ranked in the Top 25 since 2000 (#16 AP, #14 Coaches). It is also only the second time since 1994 the Tigers have finished the season ranked.


The AP Top 25

                   Rec  Pts   Pvs 
1. Sou Cal (48)    12-1 1,608 1 
2. LSU (17)        13-1 1,576 2 
3. Oklahoma        12-2 1,476 3 
4. Ohio St.        11-2 1,411 7 
5. Miami           11-2 1,329 10 
6. Michigan        10-3 1,281 4 
7. Georgia         11-3 1,255 11 
8. Iowa            10-3 1,107 13 
9. Washington St.  10-3 1,060 15 
10. Miami (Ohio)   13-1 932 14 
11. Florida St.    10-3 905 9 
12. Texas          10-3 887 5 
13. Mississippi    10-3 845 16 
14. Kansas St.     11-4 833 8 
15. Tennessee      10-3 695 6 
16. Boise St.      13-1 645 18 
17. Maryland       10-3 564 23 
18. Purdue          9-4 526 12 
19. Nebraska       10-3 520 22 
20. Minnesota      10-3 368 24 
21. Utah           10-2 308 25 
22. Clemson         9-4 230 - 
23. Bowling Green  11-3 189 - 
24. Florida         8-5 165 17 
25. TCU            11-2 126 19 


Others receiving votes: Oklahoma St. 109, Arkansas 73, Virginia 36, N. Illinois 30, Auburn 8, Oregon St. 8, N.C. State 7, Pittsburgh 7, West Virginia 4, Connecticut 2.


USA Today / ESPN Coaches' Poll

1. LSU (60)       13-1 1,572 2 
2. Sou Cal (3)    12-1 1,514 1 
3. Oklahoma       12-2 1,429 3 
4. Ohio State     11-2 1,370 6 
5. Miami (Fla.)   11-2 1,306 9 
6. Georgia        11-3 1,183 11 
7. Michigan       10-3 1,140 4 
8. Iowa           10-3 1,119 12 
9. Washington St  10-3 983 14 
10. Florida State 10-3 929 8 
11. Texas         10-3 894 5 
12. Miami (Ohio)  13-1 800 15 
13. Kansas State  11-4 746 10 
14. Mississippi   10-3 730 18 
15. Boise State   13-1 704 16 
16. Tennessee     10-3 684 7 
17. Minnesota     10-3 553 20 
18. Nebraska      10-3 532 21 
19. Purdue         9-4 510 13 
20. Maryland      10-3 462 24 
21. Utah          10-2 327 25 
22. Clemson        9-4 219 NR 
23. Bowling Green 11-3 170 NR 
24. TCU           11-2 145 19 
25. Florida        8-5 124 17 
  


Dropped out


No. 22 Oklahoma State (9-4), No. 23 West Virginia (8-5).



Also receiving votes


Northern Illinois (10-2) 80; Arkansas (9-4) 74; Oklahoma State (9-4) 63; Auburn (8-5) 20; North Carolina State (8-5) 17; Oregon State (8-5) 15; West Virginia (8-5) 14; Southern Mississippi (9-4) 12; Fresno State (9-5) 6; Hawaii (9-5) 6; Pittsburgh (8-5) 5; Texas Tech (8-5) 4; Marshall (8-4) 3; Virginia (8-5) 3; Boston College (8-5) 2; California (8-6) 1; Connecticut (9-3) 1; Memphis (9-4) 1; Michigan State (8-5) 1; Missouri (8-5) 1; North Texas (9-4) 1.

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