Clemson ranked No. 2 in latest AP Poll


by - Assoc. Editor -
Melinda Myers - USA Today Sports
Melinda Myers - USA Today Sports

A slew of upsets donned Saturday's slate of college football games.

AP ranked teams that lost in the past week included No. 6 Texas, No. 9 Florida, No. 15 Washington, No. 16 Texas A&M, No. 18 Iowa, No. 19 Oregon, No. 20 Wisconsin, No. 21 USF, No. 22 North Carolina State, No. 24 Stanford, and No. 25 App State.

However, Clemson was not one of those teams that suffered a defeat as they utterly embarrassed Florida State in a 59-10 beatdown that tied a school record for the worst loss in program history on Saturday afternoon. They were ranked No. 2 by the new AP Poll Sunday, behind Alabama and ahead of Notre Dame, LSU and Michigan.

The Tigers stayed at the No. 2 ranking in the latest Coaches Poll as well and received two-first place votes (previously 2).

The top five teams ranked were Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, LSU, and Michigan. The Crimson Tide received 60 first-place votes in the poll and ahead of Clemson by only 67 points.

AP Top 25

1. Alabama (60 first-place votes)

2. Clemson

3. Notre Dame

4. LSU

5. Michigan

6. Georgia

7. Oklahoma

8. Ohio State

9. UCF

10. Washington State

11. Kentucky

12. West Virginia

13. Florida

14. Penn State

15. Texas

16. Utah

17. Houston

18. Utah State

19. Iowa

20. Fresno State

21. Mississippi State

22. Syracuse

23. Virginia

24. Boston College

25. Texas A&M

Dropped from rankings: Washington 15, Oregon 19, Wisconsin 20, South Florida 21, NC State 22, Stanford 24, Appalachian State 25

Others receiving votes: Washington 120, Northwestern 86, Georgia Southern 62, Michigan State 51, Cincinnati 45, Iowa State 42, South Florida 29, Stanford 26, Oklahoma State 24, UAB 17, Oregon 13, Wisconsin 12, Auburn 7, San Diego State 6, Army 6, NC State 5, California 2, Buffalo 1

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