Tigers Tumble in Top 25 Poll


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CLEMSON -- Clemson is ranked No. 25 in the USA Today / ESPN Coaches' Poll. The Tigers have been ranked in the top 25 in the USA Today poll for 26 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


1.  Miami (Fla.) (47) 5-0 1,481 1 
2.  Oklahoma (13)     7-0 1,444 2 
3.  Nebraska          8-0 1,385 3 
4.  Virginia Tech     6-0 1,298 4 
5.  UCLA              6-0 1,277 6 
6.  Florida           5-1 1,155 7 
7.  Texas             6-1 1,136 8 
8.  Michigan          5-1 1,077 9 
9.  Tennessee         4-1 948 11 
10.  Brigham Young    7-0 856 13 
11.  Washington       5-1 846 12 
12.  Maryland         7-0 843 14 
13.  Oregon           6-1 793 5 
14.  South Carolina   6-1 708 16 
15.  Washington State 7-0 620 18 
16.  Georgia          5-1 598 19 
17.  Auburn           6-1 499 21 
18.  Florida State    4-2 403 22 
19.  Fresno State     6-1 373 10 
20.  Purdue           4-1 290 24 
21.  Georgia Tech     5-2 267 25 
22.  Stanford         4-1 255 NR 
23.  Illinois         6-1 244 NR 
24.  Texas A&M        6-1 202 NR 
25.  Clemson          4-2 90 15 


Dropped out


No. 17 Colorado (5-2; lost to then-No. 8 Texas 41-7); No. 20 Northwestern (4-2; lost to Penn State 38-35); No. 23 Toledo (5-1; lost to Ball State 24-20).


Also receiving votes


Colorado 87; North Carolina 66; LSU 58; Syracuse 45; Louisville 30; Marshall 25; Iowa State 20; Michigan State 19; Northwestern 19; Mississippi 15; Oregon State 8; Utah 8; Ohio State 5; Toledo 4; Boston College 2; Arkansas 1.


AP POLL


1. Miami Fla (47) (5-0) 1,771 1

2. Oklahoma (22) (7-0) 1,741 2

3. Nebraska (2) (8-0) 1,626 3

4. UCLA (1) (6-0) 1,602 4

5. Virginia Tech (6-0) 1,513 6

6. Florida (5-1) 1,389 7

7. Texas (6-1) 1,378 9

8. Michigan (5-1) 1,246 10

9. Tennessee (4-1) 1,086 11

10. Maryland (7-0) 1,082 12

11. Oregon (6-1) 981 5

12. South Carolina (6-1) 873 16

13. Washington (5-1) 847 15

14. Washington St (7-0) 837 19

15. Georgia (5-1) 812 17

16. BYU (7-0) 794 18

17. Auburn (6-1) 663 20

18. Fresno St (6-1) 499 8

19. Florida St (4-2) 488 21

20. Stanford (4-1) 471 NR

21. Georgia Tech (5-2) 299 23

22. Illinois (6-1) 278 NR

23. North Carolina (5-3) 236 NR

24. Purdue (4-1) 235 24

25. Colorado (5-2) 203 14


Dropped Out: No. 13 Clemson, No. 22 Northwestern, No. 25
Toledo


Others Receiving Votes: Texas A&M 176, Mississippi 65,
Clemson 52, Syracuse 52, LSU 37, Ohio St 22, Northwestern
18, Iowa St 9, Louisville 9, Utah 4, Toledo 3, Michigan St
2, Marshall 1.

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