Tigers Move Up 3 More Spots in Polls


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CLEMSON -- For the second straight week the Tigers gained three spots in the latest coaches' poll. Clemson is now ranked 15th
and have been ranked in the top 25 in the USA Today poll for 25 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


Rk  Team       Record Pts  Last  
1.  Miami  (48)   5-0 1,481 1 
2.  Oklahoma (11) 6-0 1,440 3 
3.  Nebraska (1)  7-0 1,382 4 
4.  Virginia Tech 6-0 1,279 5 
5.  Oregon        6-0 1,244 6 
6.  UCLA          5-0 1,239 7 
7.  Florida       5-1 1,067 2 
8.  Texas         5-1 1,018 11 
9.  Michigan      5-1 1,009 12 
10.  Fresno State 6-0 979 10 
11.  Tennessee    3-1 806 14 
12.  Washington   4-1 713 8 
13.  BYU          6-0 697 17 
14.  Maryland     6-0 690 20 
15.  Clemson      4-1 636 18 
16.  S Carolina   5-1 587 9 
17.  Colorado     5-1 449 NR 
18.  Wash State   6-0 379 NR 
19.  Georgia      4-1 338 NR 
20.  Northwestern 4-1 320 24 
21.  Auburn       5-1 300 NR 
22.  Florida St   3-2 297 13 
23.  Toledo       5-0 249 23 
24.  Purdue       4-1 227 16 
25.  Georgia Tech 4-2 161 15 


Dropped out


No. 19 Texas A&M (5-1) lost to Colorado; No. 21 Kansas State (2-3) lost to Texas Tech 38-19; No. 22 Stanford (3-1) lost to Washington State 45-39; No. 25 Ohio State (3-2) lost to Wisconsin 20-17.

Also receiving votes


Illinois 126; Michigan State 83; Texas A&M 69; Stanford 52; Louisiana State 46; Marshall 21; Oregon State 19; Syracuse 19; Louisville 18; Ohio State 15; Kansas State 12; Southern Mississippi 9; Wisconsin 7; Mississippi 6; North Carolina 5; Utah 3; Air Force 1; Arkansas 1; Iowa State 1.


AP POLL


Record Pts Pvs

1. Miami (48) 5-0 1,772 2

2. Oklahoma (21) 6-0 1,739 3

3. Nebraska (2) 7-0 1,631 4

4. UCLA (1) 5-0 1,530 7

5. Oregon 6-0 1,506 5

6. Virginia Tech 6-0 1,473 6

7. Florida 5-1 1,298 1

8. Fresno St. 6-0 1,280 8

9. Texas 5-1 1,251 11

10. Michigan 5-1 1,159 12

11. Tennessee 3-1 924 13

12. Maryland 6-0 832 22

13. Clemson 4-1 747 16

14. Colorado 5-1 744 20

15. Washington 4-1 725 10

16. South Carolina 5-1 710 9

17. Georgia 4-1 669 19

18. BYU 6-0 599 18

19. Washington St. 6-0 581 —

20. Auburn 5-1 568 —

21. Florida St. 3-2 285 14

22. Northwestern 4-1 238 —

23. Georgia Tech 4-2 234 15

24. Purdue 4-1 222 17

25. Toledo 5-0 183 —



Others receiving votes: Illinois 105, Michigan St. 103, Texas A&M 71, Stanford 70, Mississippi 30, Ohio St. 28, LSU 23, North Carolina 22, Syracuse 19, Wisconsin 10, Kansas St. 7, Arizona St. 5, Iowa St. 3, Louisville 2, Air Force 1, Arkansas 1.

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