Tigers Silde One Slot in Latest Football Poll


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CLEMSON, SC -- The Tigers fell one spot in the latest USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll to No. 12. Texas leapfrogged the Tigers
after the Longhorns routed rival Texas A&M this past weekend. There was no change in the Tigers'
position in the lastest Associated Press Poll.


The Tigers' next game will be in the Gator Bowl on January 1, 2001. Their opponent is
still unclear at this time.


USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll

Rank  Team         Record  Pts   Last  
1.  Oklahoma (49)    11-0  1,458  1 
2.  Miami (Fla.) (5) 10-1  1,410  2 
3.  Florida St (5)   11-1  1,368  3 
4.  Washington       10-1  1,298  4 
5.  Virginia Tech    10-1  1,209  5 
6.  Oregon State     10-1  1,181  6 
7.  Kansas State     10-2  1,098  7 
8.  Florida           9-2  1,026  9 
9.  Nebraska          9-2  1,001  8 
10.  Notre Dame       9-2    871 10 
11.  Oregon           9-2    869 11 
12.  Texas            9-2    771 13 
13.  Clemson          9-2    768 12 
14.  Purdue           8-3    675 14 
15.  Texas Christian 10-1    620 15 
16.  Michigan         8-3    610 16 
17.  Auburn           9-2    564 17 
18.  Georgia Tech     9-2    490 19 
19.  Ohio State       8-3    392 20 
20.  Northwestern     8-3    378 21 
21.  Tennessee        8-3    281 24 
22.  Colorado State   9-2    249 25 
23.  Louisville       9-2    137 NR 
24.  Georgia          7-4     92 18 
25.  Toledo          10-1     61 NR 
       

Dropped out

No. 22 Texas A&M (7-4, lost to then-No. 13 Texas 43-17); No. 23 Mississippi State (7-4, lost to Mississippi 45-30).


Also receiving votes

Mississippi State 52; Mississippi 38; Texas A&M 37; South Carolina 31; Iowa State 28; Wisconsin 27; Western Michigan 23; North Carolina State 18; Pittsburgh 9; Texas-El Paso 9; Air Force 8; Boise State 7; Southern Mississippi 7; Fresno State 3; East Carolina 1.


AP POLL


Record Pts Pvs

1. Oklahoma (64) 11-0 1,765 1

2. Miami (6) 10-1 1,696 2

3. Florida St. (1) 11-1 1,640 3

4. Washington 10-1 1,569 4

5. Oregon St. 10-1 1,472 5

6. Virginia Tech 10-1 1,407 6

7. Florida 9-2 1,277 7

8. Kansas St. 10-2 1,230 8

9. Oregon 9-2 1,183 10

10. Nebraska 9-2 1,142 9

11. Notre Dame 9-2 1,082 11

12. Texas 9-2 915 12

13. TCU 10-1 844 13

14. Purdue 8-3 785 14

15. Clemson 9-2 750 15

16. Michigan 8-3 747 16

17. Georgia Tech 9-2 742 18

18. Auburn 9-2 720 17

19. Northwestern 8-3 499 20

20. Ohio St. 8-3 449 21

21. Tennessee 8-3 321 25

22. Louisville 9-2 201 —

23. Colorado St. 9-2 170 —

24. Georgia 7-4 126 19

25. Toledo 10-1 73 —

Others receiving votes:

Texas A&M 71, South Carolina 42, Mississippi 34, Wisconsin 27, Iowa St. 25, LSU 18, Mississippi St. 18, Air Force 11, W. Michigan 7, Boise St. 6, Pittsburgh 5, N.C. State 3, Arkansas 2, Syracuse 1.

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