Clemson falls in Coaches Poll shake-up


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Clemson was one of four top-11-ranked teams to fall in road trips over the weekend. (USA TODAY sports-Rich Barnes)
Clemson was one of four top-11-ranked teams to fall in road trips over the weekend. (USA TODAY sports-Rich Barnes)

Clemson joined four Coaches Poll top-11-ranked teams upset on the road this weekend to shake up the polls.

The Tigers dropped six spots to No. 8 in a new top-10 of Alabama, Penn State, Georgia, TCU, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Miami, Clemson, Oklahoma, and Southern California.

Clemson’s 27-24 loss as a 24-point favorite at Syracuse Friday just set the weekend in motion, where shortly after previous No. 9 Washington State fell 37-3 at Cal then No. 11 Auburn lost 27-23 at LSU and No. 5 Washington fell short, 13-7, at Arizona State.

The weekend left just seven unbeatens from Power 5 conferences.

Miami escaped with a 25-24 home win over Georgia Tech to move ahead of Clemson as the ACC's top-ranked team. Virginia Tech checks in at No. 14 and NC State at 17.

USA TODAY COACHES POLL - Oct. 15

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS 1ST VOTES
1 Alabama 7-0 1575 63
2 Penn State 6-0 1483
3 Georgia 7-0 1450
4 Texas Christian 6-0 1345
5 Wisconsin 6-0 1338
6 Ohio State 6-1 1243
7 Miami 5-0 1144
8 Clemson 6-1 1106
9 Oklahoma 5-1 1079
10 Southern California 6-1 930
11 Oklahoma State 5-1 917
12 Washington 6-1 914
13 South Florida 6-0 716
14 Virginia Tech 5-1 701
15 Michigan 5-1 657
16 Notre Dame 5-1 614
17 NC State 6-1 573
18 Washington State 6-1 564
19 Michigan State 5-1 469
20 Central Florida 5-0 439
21 Auburn 5-2 354
22 Stanford 5-2 286
23 West Virginia 4-2 144
24 Texas A&M 5-2 94
25 Louisiana State 5-2 80

Schools Dropped Out
No. 18 San Diego State, No. 23 Utah, No. 24 Navy.

Others Receiving Votes
Kentucky 64; Memphis 50; Virginia 42; San Diego State 39; South Carolina 19; Utah 14; Navy 9; Mississippi State 6; Boise State 4; Colorado State 4; Marshall 3; Florida 2; Georgia Tech 2; Iowa State 2.

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