Tigers Jump Into Top Five in Polls


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CLEMSON -- After a 52-22 win on the road at Duke, Clemson (5-0, 3-0 ACC)
moved into the top five for the first time this season. The last time Clemson
was ranked in the top five was September 12, 1988, when Clemson was ranked third
in the nation.The Tigers were knocked out of that top five ranking by Tommy
Bowden's father. Bobby Bowden's Florida State team defeated Clemson 24-21 in
the famous "Puntrooskie Game" and the Tigers have not been back in the top five
since. Clemson’s highest ranking ever is number-one. That has taken place twice,
November 30, 1981 and January 3, 1982 (the final poll for the 1981 season).

Before the 2000 season the Tigers had never had five wins in the month of September
and now have just four months in which it has won five games in its 105- year
history.

USA TODAY/ ESPN Coaches' Poll


Rank    Team      Record Pts   Last 
1. Nebraska (37)     4-0 1,452 1
2. Florida St (21)   5-0 1,434 2
3. Virginia Tech     4-0 1,334 4
4. Kansas State (1)  5-0 1,295 5
5. Clemson           5-0 1,180 8
6. Michigan          4-1 1,120 9
7. Ohio State        4-0 1,119 10
8. Miami (Fla.)      3-1 1,033 12
9. Florida           4-1 886   3
10. Texas            3-1 856   13
11. Washington       3-1 734   6
12. Oklahoma         4-0 713   16
13. Auburn           5-0 697   20
14. Texas Christian  4-0 695   18
15. Oregon           4-1 613   25
16. Southern Cal     3-1 582   7
17. UCLA             4-1 550   17
18. Southern Miss    3-1 531   21
19. Georgia          3-1 455   24
20. Mississippi St   3-1 355   NR
21. Tennessee        2-2 338   11
22. Wisconsin        3-2 242   14
23. Oregon State     4-0 171   NR
24. Northwestern     4-1 140   NR
25. Michigan State   3-2 136   15
 

Dropped out

No. 19 Purdue (3-2, lost to Penn State 22-20); No. 22 Illinois (3-2, lost to
Minnesota 44-10); No. 23 South Carolina (4-1, lost to Alabama 27-17).



Also receiving votes

North Carolina State 93; Texas A&M 88; Pittsburgh 47; Colorado State 45;
Notre Dame 42; Iowa State 37; Mississippi 31; Purdue 27; East Carolina 24; South
Carolina 19; Arizona 14; Arizona State 14; Arkansas 8; Illinois 7; LSU 6; Western
Michigan 5; Georgia Tech 2; Louisville 2; Minnesota 2; Texas Tech 1.



AP Top 25 Poll



Record Pts Pvs
1. Florida St. (42) 5-0 1,745 2
2. Nebraska (28) 4-0 1,731 1
3. Virginia Tech 4-0 1,576 4
4. Kansas St. (1) 5-0 1,574 5
5. Clemson 5-0 1,451 7
6. Michigan 4-1 1,353 9
7. Miami 3-1 1,274 10
8. Ohio St. 4-0 1,218 12
9. Oregon 4-1 1,031 20
10. Oklahoma 4-0 1,017 14
11. Texas 3-1 999 13
12. Florida 4-1 940 3
13. Washington 3-1 920 6
14. TCU 4-0 875 16
15. Auburn 5-0 869 19
16. UCLA 4-1 831 15
17. Southern Miss. 3-1 608 21
18. Southern Cal 3-1 514 8
19. Georgia 3-1 455 25
20. Mississippi St. 3-1 406 -
21. Tennessee 2-2 364 11
22. Northwestern 4-1 312 -
23. Oregon St. 4-0 279 -
24. Wisconsin 3-2 210 17
25. Notre Dame 2-2 118 -

Others receiving votes: Michigan St. 84, South Carolina 79,
N.C. State 69, Texas A&M 39, Mississippi 35, Pittsburgh 24,
Purdue 16, LSU 15, East Carolina 12, Colorado St. 10, Arizona
St. 5, Iowa St. 5, Toledo 5, W.Michigan 4, Arizona 2, Alabama 1.

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