Tigers Stay in Top 20 in Polls


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Clemson is ranked 19th by both the AP and USA Today, dropping from the top 10 after the loss to Virginia Tech on Thursday night.


The win on September 16 over ninth-ranked Florida State was the second highest ranked team Clemson has defeated on the road in its history. The only win that is ranked higher is the 10-8 victory over eighth-ranked North Carolina in 1981.


Clemson has been ranked in the top 25 of both polls in nine of the ten polls so far this year and for 13 of the last 14 over two years. Clemson was 21st in the final polls last year.


AP Poll

 1. Ohio State (63)  	9-0 1623 1 
 2. Michigan 		9-0 1547 2 
 3. West Virginia (2)  	7-0 1494 4 
 4. Texas 		8-1 1397 5 
 5. Louisville 		7-0 1278 6 
 6. Auburn 		8-1 1250 7 
 7. Florida 		7-1 1243 9 
 8. Tennessee 		7-1 1232 8 
 9. USC 		6-1 1059 3 
10. California 		7-1 1040 12 
11. Notre Dame 		7-1 1037 11 
12. Arkansas 		7-1 935 13 
13. LSU 		6-2 842 14 
14. Boise State 	8-0 688 15 
15. Rutgers 		7-0 644 16 
16. Boston College 	7-1 624 18 
17. Wisconsin 		8-1 617 17 
18. Oklahoma 		6-2 589 19 
19. Clemson 		7-2 435 10 
20. Georgia Tech 	6-2 402 21 
21. Texas A&M 		8-1 353 22 
22. Wake Forest 	7-1 246 24 
23. Virginia Tech 	6-2 188 NR 
24. Oregon 		6-2 167 25 
25. Washington State 	6-3 40 NR 

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES

Tulsa 38, Brigham Young 30, Missouri 25, Nebraska 17, Maryland 13, Oregon State 9, Penn State 8, Pittsburgh 6, Iowa 3, Alabama 2, Hawaii 2, Oklahoma State 2.


DROPPED FROM RANKINGS

Nebraska 20, Missouri 23.


USA Today Poll

1. Ohio State (63) 	9-0 1,575 1 
2. Michigan 		9-0 1,500 3 
3. West Virginia 	7-0 1,437 4 
4. Texas 		8-1 1,347 5 
5. Louisville 		7-0 1,271 6 
6. Auburn 		8-1 1,235 7 
7. Florida 		7-1 1,167 8 
8. Tennessee 		7-1 1,118 9 
9. Southern California  6-1 1,049 2 
10. Notre Dame 		7-1 1,030 10 
11. California 		7-1 980 12 
12. Arkansas 		7-1 816 14 
13. LSU 		6-2 775 13 
14. Boise State  	8-0 694 15 
15. Rutgers 		7-0 662 16 
16. Boston College 	7-1 639 17 
17. Wisconsin 		8-1 584 18 
18. Oklahoma 		6-2 515 19 
19. Clemson  		7-2 458 11 
20. Georgia Tech 	6-2 363 21 
21. Texas A&M 		8-1 335 22 
22. Oregon 		6-2 262 24 
23. Wake Forest 	7-1 214 NR 
24. Virginia Tech 	6-2 141 NR 
25. Missouri 		7-2 64 23 

Dropped out

No. 20 Nebraska (6-3, lost to Oklahoma State 41-29), No. 25 Georgia (6-3, lost to then-No. 8 Florida 21-14).



Others receiving votes

Iowa (6-3) 42; Tulsa (7-1) 42; Nebraska (6-3) 38; Georgia (6-3) 26; Washington State (6-3) 21; Brigham Young (6-2) 19; Hawaii (6-2) 18; Penn State (6-3) 15; Maryland (6-2) 9; Pittsburgh (6-2) 9; Oregon State (5-3) 4; TCU (5-2) 1.

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