Tigers Move Up in Football Polls


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Clemson, SC-Clemson is ranked 20th in the nation in the September 9th Associated Press and USA Today college football rankings. The Tigers were not ranked in the preseason, but moved into the top 25 after defeating 19th ranked Florida State in the first game of the season.


Clemson was ranked in the preseason of the AP poll in 2006 and reached a high of number-10 in the nation after a 7-1 start. Tommy Bowden's team was ranked in the top 25 in the nation 11 weeks during the 2006 season. Clemson last appeared in the top 25 on November 19, 2006.


Clemson's highest ranking under Tommy Bowden is a number four national ranking in the USA Today poll on October 22, 2000.


This is the fourth Clemson sport with a top 25 ranking in the fall. Clemson's golf team is currently ninth in the preseason college golf poll, while the men's soccer team is 19th and the women's soccer ranks 20th.

AP Top 25

 1.  USC (40) 		1-0 1,594 
 2. LSU (25) 		2-0 1,582 
 3. Oklahoma 		2-0 1,418 
 4. West Virginia	2-0 1,408 
 5. Florida 		2-0 1,370 
 6. Texas 		2-0 1,290 
 7. Wisconsin 		2-0 1,171 
 8. California		2-0 1,126 
 9. Louisville 		2-0 1,097 
10. Ohio State 		2-0 962 
11. UCLA 		2-0 910 
12. Penn State 		2-0 896 
13. Rutgers 		2-0 820 
14. Nebraska 		2-0 693 
15. Georgia Tech 	2-0 590 
16. Arkansas 		1-0 537 
17. South Carolina 	2-0 477 
18. Virginia Tech 	1-1 382 
19. Oregon 		2-0 367 
20. Clemson 		2-0 349 
21. Boston College 	2-0 323 
22. Tennessee 		1-1 284 
23. Georgia 		1-1 261 
24. Hawaii 		2-0 247 
25. Texas A&M 		2-0 243 

Others Receiving Votes

South Florida 220, Missouri 144, Alabama 116, Washington 95, TCU 66, Arizona State 28, Auburn 23, Appalachian State 19, Cincinnati 12, Florida State 2, Iowa 1, Kansas 1, Purdue 1.


Dropped From Rankings

Auburn 17, TCU 19, Boise State 22.

USA Today Top 25

 1. USC (42) 		1-0 1,476 
 2. LSU (11) 		2-0 1,437 
 3. Florida (7) 	2-0 1,353 
 4. West Virginia 	2-0 1,269 
 5. Oklahoma 		2-0 1,264 
 6. Texas 		2-0 1,156 
 7. Wisconsin 		2-0 1,141 
 8. California 		2-0 1,038 
 9. Louisville 		2-0 1,020 
10. Ohio State 		2-0 972 
11. UCLA 		2-0 837 
12. Penn State 		2-0 804 
13. Rutgers 		2-0 699 
14. Nebraska 		2-0 677 
15. Georgia Tech 	2-0 582 
16. Arkansas 		1-0 493 
17. Virginia Tech 	1-1 371 
18. Texas A&M 		2-0 325 
19. Boston College 	2-0 315 
20. Clemson 		2-0 311 
21. Oregon 		2-0 309 
22. Hawaii 		2-0 308 
23. South Carolina 	2-0 294 
24. Tennessee 		1-1 237 
25. Georgia 		1-1 199 

Others Receiving Votes

Auburn 131, South Florida 115, Missouri 65, Washington 60, Texas Tech 53, Boise State 47, TCU 41, Alabama 34, Iowa 19, Arizona State 18, Brigham Young 10, Kentucky 9, Miami (FL) 3, Wyoming 3, Maryland 2, Cincinnati 2, Purdue 1.


Dropped From Rankings

Auburn 13, TCU 19, Boise State 20.

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