Tigers Gain a Spot in Coaches' Poll


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CLEMSON -- Clemson is ranked No. 24 in the USA Today / ESPN Coaches' Poll. The Tigers have been ranked in the top 25 in the USA Today poll for 27 consecutive weeks. This is the second longest streak of consecutive weeks ranked in the top 25 in a poll in Clemson history. The record for consecutive top 20 rankings is 41, set between the final poll of the 1986 season and the Oct. 10, 1989 poll. The Tigers were ranked between third and 17th in the nation in all 41 or those polls.


The record for consecutive weeks in the top 25 is 50 in a row between Oct. 24, 1989 and Oct. 19, 1992. The Tigers were ranked between 6 and 25 during that streak. Clemson was ranked between 21-25 in six of those 50 weeks. Clemson has had two other streaks of 14 weeks or more ranked in the top 20. One took place from Sept. 21, 1981 through Sept. 13, 1982, a 15-week streak, while the other took place between Oct. 12, 1959 and Oct. 10, 1960, a 14-week streak.


USA Today / ESPN Coaches' Poll


1.  Miami (Fla.) (46)  6-0 1,486 1 
2.  Nebraska (14)      9-0 1,454 3 
3.  Florida            6-1 1,308 6 
4.  Oklahoma           7-1 1,263 2 
5.  Texas              7-1 1,259 7 
6.  Michigan           6-1 1,186 8 
7.  Tennessee          5-1 1,112 9 
8.  Brigham Young      8-0 999 10 
9.  Oregon             7-1 963 13 
10.  Washington        6-1 953 11 
11.  UCLA              6-1 936 5 
12.  Virginia Tech     6-1 925 4 
13.  Stanford          5-1 719 22 
14.  Florida State     5-2 704 18 
15.  Purdue            5-1 541 20 
16.  Maryland          7-1 510 12 
17.  Texas A&M         7-1 411 24 
18.  Illinois          6-1 402 23 
19.  Washington State  7-1 386 15 
20.  South Carolina    6-2 360 14 
21.  Georgia Tech      5-2 330 21 
22.  Syracuse          7-2 286 NR 
23.  Georgia           5-2 239 16 
24.  Clemson           5-2 160 25 
25.  Colorado          6-2 145 NR 


Dropped out


No. 17 Auburn (6-2; lost to Arkansas 42-17); No. 19 Fresno State (6-2; lost to Hawaii 38-34).


Also receiving votes


Mississippi 103; North Carolina 103; Auburn 81; Louisville 68; Marshall 46; Boston College 28; Fresno State 12; Michigan State 11; LSU 5; Iowa State 3; Arkansas 2; Toledo 1


AP POLL

   TEAM                                   PTS   PVS
   ----                                   ---   ---
 1. Miami Fla (55) (6-0)                 1,783     1
 2. Nebraska (17) (9-0)                  1,745     3
 3. Oklahoma (7-1)                       1,596     2
 4. Florida (6-1)                        1,587     6
 5. Texas (7-1)                          1,522     7
 6. Michigan (6-1)                       1,374     8
 7. Tennessee (5-1)                      1,323     9
 8. Oregon (7-1)                         1,218    11
 9. UCLA (6-1)                           1,214     4
10. Stanford (5-1)                       1,074    20
11. Washington (6-1)                     1,012    13
12. Virginia Tech (6-1)                    981     5
13. BYU (8-0)                              972    16
14. Florida St (5-2)                       822    19
15. Maryland (7-1)                         659    10
16. Washington St (7-1)                    605    14
17. South Carolina (6-2)                   598    12
18. Georgia (5-2)                          462    15
19. Syracuse (7-2)                         459    NR
20. Purdue (5-1)                           428    24
21. Illinois (6-1)                         406    22
22. North Carolina (5-3)                   319    23
23. Georgia Tech (5-2)                     316    21
24. Texas A&M (7-1)                        279    NR
25. Colorado (6-2)                         218    25

Dropped Out: No. 17 Auburn, No. 18 Fresno St

Others Receiving Votes: Mississippi 200, Auburn 110, 
Clemson 32, Michigan St 21, Louisville 19, Fresno St 17, 
Toledo 8, Marshall 6, Boston College 5, LSU 5, Iowa St 3, 
Miami Ohio 2.

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