Alabama builds lead on Clemson in AP poll


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Clemson dropped from 15 to eight first-place votes this week in the AP Poll.
Clemson dropped from 15 to eight first-place votes this week in the AP Poll.

The Associated Press top 25 voters had the most faith in Clemson after three weeks – 15 first-place votes cast for the Tigers after the 47-21 win at Louisville.

The issues over three-plus quarters versus Boston College – combined with a dominating Alabama road conference win – shook that confidence up a bit.

The Tigers received eight first-place votes, Oklahoma one, while Alabama built up to 52 votes. The Crimson Tide won 59-0 at Vanderbilt, Clemson won 34-7 at home over BC and Oklahoma beat Baylor 49-41 on the road.

Like the Coaches Poll, Virginia Tech moved up one spot to No. 12. Miami is the top-ranked Florida program now at No. 14, while FSU dropped out of the poll after falling to 0-2.

AP Top 25 Week Four

Rank Team Record Pts Prv
1. Alabama (52) 4-0 1515 1
2. Clemson (8) 4-0 1458 2
3. Oklahoma (1) 4-0 1397 3
4. Penn St. 4-0 1304 4
5. Southern Cal 4-0 1247 5
6. Washington 4-0 1188 7
7. Georgia 4-0 1136 11
8. Michigan 4-0 1088 8
9. TCU 4-0 1028 16
10. Wisconsin 3-0 1023 9
11. Ohio St. 3-1 1016 10
12. Virginia Tech 4-0 828 13
13. Auburn 3-1 701 15
14. Miami 2-0 693 14
15. Oklahoma St. 3-1 665 6
16. Washington St. 4-0 551 18
17. Louisville 3-1 502 19
18. South Florida 4-0 406 21
19. San Diego St. 4-0 365 22
20. Utah 4-0 356 23
21. Florida 2-1 342 20
22. Notre Dame 3-1 246 -
23. West Virginia 3-1 212 -
24. Mississippi St. 3-1 148 17
25. LSU 3-1 92 25
Others receiving votes: NC State 87, Duke 79, Texas Tech 40, Florida St. 35, Memphis 26, Iowa 16, Stanford 8, California 7, Colorado 5, UCF 4, Minnesota 3, Kansas St. 3, Oregon 3, Tennessee 1, Wake Forest 1.

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