Clemson joined by ACC team in latest Coaches Poll


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Clemson joined by ACC team in latest Coaches Poll

The top-five remained unchanged during Clemson’s off week but the Tigers’ strength of schedule did see a bit of a bump.

Virginia Tech joined the top-25 this week at No. 23, while Virginia is just outside the group (28th in votes received). Virginia hosts Virginia Tech at noon on Friday (ABC) and the winner meets Clemson on Dec. 7 in Charlotte’s ACC Championship Game (7:30 p.m./ABC).

LSU has 52 first-place votes, ahead of No. 2 Ohio State (7) and No. 3 Clemson (3). Georgia, Alabama, Utah, Oklahoma, Florida, Minnesota and Baylor round out the top-10.

USA TODAY Coaches Poll - 11/24

Rnk Record Pts 1st votes Prev Change Hi/lo

1 Louisiana State 11-0 1561 52 1 — 1/6

2 Ohio State 11-0 1510 7 2 — 2/6

3 Clemson 11-0 1464 4 3 — 1/3

4 Georgia 10-1 1351 0 4 — 3/10

5 Alabama 10-1 1325 0 5 — 1/5

6 Utah 10-1 1252 0 8 2 6/19

7 Oklahoma 10-1 1223 0 7 — 4/9

8 Florida 9-2 1074 0 10 2 6/12

9 Minnesota 10-1 1014 0 11 2 7/NR

10 Baylor 10-1 924 0 13 3 10/NR

11 Michigan 9-2 893 0 12 1 7/20

12 Penn State 9-2 857 0 9 -3 5/14

13 Oregon 9-2 816 0 6 -7 6/18

14 Wisconsin 9-2 799 0 14 — 6/17

15 Notre Dame 9-2 737 0 15 — 7/16

16 Auburn 8-3 652 0 16 — 7/16

17 Cincinnati 10-1 535 0 17 — 17/NR

18 Memphis 10-1 528 0 18 — 18/NR

19 Boise State 10-1 493 0 19 — 13/NR

20 Iowa 8-3 434 0 20 — 14/22

21 Oklahoma State 8-3 256 0 23 2 21/NR

22 Appalachian State 10-1 232 0 22 — 20/NR

23 Virginia Tech 8-3 123 0 NR 3 23/NR

24 Navy 8-2 110 0 NR 5 21/NR

25 Southern California 8-4 75 0 NR 9 24/NR

Dropped out: No. 21 Southern Methodist; No. 24 Texas A&M; No. 25 San Diego State.

Receiving votes: Air Force 74; Iowa State 55; Virginia 32; Texas A&M 26; UL Lafayette 18; Southern Methodist 18; Wake Forest 5; San Diego State 4; Indiana 2; Hawaii 2; Temple 1.

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