Clemson loses first-place votes in Coaches Poll


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Clemson lost two first-place votes this week after pulling away to a 34-7 win over Boston College.
Clemson lost two first-place votes this week after pulling away to a 34-7 win over Boston College.

A week with close calls, but few major upsets kept the status quo for Clemson in the Coaches Poll, which came in at No. 2 again.

A couple coaches changed their mind on the Tigers being the nation's best, however, dropping from six first-place votes to four.

Alabama leads the poll with 59 first-place votes after a 59-0 win at Vanderbilt this week.

Clemson heads to No. 12 Virginia Tech this week, who moved up one spot.

USA TODAY Coaches Poll - Week Four

TEAM RECORD POINTS 1ST VOTES PREV
1 Alabama 4-0 1570 59 1
2 Clemson 4-0 1499 4 2
3 Oklahoma 4-0 1443 0 3
4 Penn State 4-0 1328 0 4
5 USC 4-0 1306 0 5
6 Washington 4-0 1277 0 6
7 Michigan 4-0 1152 0 8
8 Georgia 4-0 1089 0 12
9 Ohio State 3-1 1066 0 9
10 Wisconsin 3-0 1029 0 10
11 TCU 4-0 985 0 15
12 Virginia Tech 4-0 877 0 13
13 Miami 2-0 727 0 14
14 Oklahoma State 3-1 687 0 7
15 Auburn 3-1 664 0 16
16 Washington State 4-0 574 0 18
17 South Florida 4-0 522 0 17
18 Louisville 3-1 505 0 20
19 Utah 4-0 437 0 21
20 Florida 2-1 345 0 22
21 San Diego State 4-0 315 0 25
22 Louisiana State 3-1 221 0 23
23 West Virginia 3-1 184 0 26
24 Mississippi State 3-1 132 0 19
25 Florida State 0-2 104 0 11
*Hi/Low Rankings
Hi/Low = The highest and lowest ranking each team has held during the designated season. Any team that starts the season unranked and/or falls out of the top 25 during the season will reflect a "NR" (not ranked) designation as its lowest rank.

Schools Dropped Out
No. 24 Oregon.

Others Receiving Votes
Notre Dame 100; Duke 93; North Carolina State 54; Memphis 44; Kansas State 27; Minnesota 15; Wake Forest 15; Central Florida 13; Stanford 12; Texas Tech 11; Oregon 9; Iowa 9; Tennessee 7; South Carolina 6; Navy 6; Georgia Tech 6; Texas A&M 4; Colorado 3; Appalachian State 1; Maryland 1; Troy 1.

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