Clemson ranked No. 2 in AP Poll, receives first-place votes


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Clemson stays at No. 2 with 1,430 points in the latest Top 25 rankings by the Associated Press on Sunday afternoon. The top five was Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, and Oklahoma.

The Crimson Tide garnered 54 first-place votes while Clemson received six first-place votes, and Wisconsin was actually given one first-place vote by some voter. With Alabama's No. 1 ranking, they have now topped the weekly poll 106 times which breaks a tie with Ohio State for most all-time appearances.

Texas A&M received votes garnering them No. 27 overall.

ACC schools in the Top 25 include Clemson (2), Virginia Tech (13), and Miami (21). Boston College (28), Duke (34), North Carolina State (35), and Florida State (41) all were included in the 'Others receiving votes' category.

The two teams that dropped out of the polls were overrated SEC teams South Carolina and Florida. Arizona State (23) and Oklahoma State (24) are new teams in the rankings.

Clemson started last season ranked No. 5 in the AP Poll and finished No. 4, after taking a No. 1 ranking into the College Football Playoff.

The Tigers were also ranked No. 2 in the Coaches Poll earlier in the day.

Week 3 AP Top 25

1. Alabama (54)
2. Clemson (6)
3. Georgia
4. Ohio State
5. Oklahoma
6. Wisconsin (1)
7. Auburn
8. Notre Dame
9. Stanford
10. Washington
11. Penn State
12. LSU
13. Virginia Tech
14. West Virginia
15. TCU
16. Mississippi State
17. Boise State
18. UCF
19. Michigan
20. Oregon
21. Miami
22. USC
23. Arizona State
24. Oklahoma State
25. Michigan State

Others receiving votes:Utah 92, Texas A&M 90, Boston College 45, Houston 32, Maryland 30, Colorado 25, Iowa 23, Kentucky 19, Duke 10, NC State 9, Mississippi 5, Hawaii 5, Washington St. 4, South Florida 3, South Carolina 2, Florida St. 1.

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