Clemson ranked No. 2 in latest Coaches Poll


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Clemson is still holding off LSU and Ohio State for No. 2, with 14 first-place votes.
Clemson is still holding off LSU and Ohio State for No. 2, with 14 first-place votes.

Alabama and Clemson stayed atop the Coaches Poll in a weekend with two top-10 teams going down.

Previous-No. 3 Georgia dropped after a shocking overtime loss to South Carolina at home, while previous No. 7-Florida fell at former-No. 6 LSU. LSU moved up to No. 3, gathering three first-place votes, followed by Ohio State (4 first-place votes) and Oklahoma. Alabama gained a pair of first-place votes (44) and Clemson lost six (14).

The ACC's previously-ranked opponents, Wake Forest (17) and Virginia (19), both fell out after losing this weekend. The closest Clemson regular-season opponent to being ranked is the Demon Deacons, with the 26th-most points.

USA TODAY Coaches Poll - 10/13

Rnk Record Points 1st Prev Chg Hi/lo

1 Alabama 6-0 1601 44 1 — 1/2

2 Clemson 6-0 1536 14 2 — 1/2

3 Louisiana State 6-0 1455 3 6 3 5/6

4 Ohio State 6-0 1454 4 4 — 4/6

5 Oklahoma 6-0 1414 0 5 — 4/5

6 Wisconsin 6-0 1297 0 8 2 8/17

7 Penn State 6-0 1182 0 9 2 9/14

8 Notre Dame 5-1 1107 0 10 2 7/10

9 Florida 6-1 1057 0 7 -2 7/10

10 Georgia 5-1 1049 0 3 -7 3/3

11 Auburn 5-1 998 0 12 1 7/16

12 Oregon 5-1 955 0 13 1 13/18

13 Boise State 6-0 795 0 14 1 14/NR

14 Utah 5-1 768 0 15 1 11/19

15 Texas 4-2 695 0 11 -4 9/13

16 Michigan 5-1 674 0 16 — 7/20

17 Arizona State 5-1 504 0 24 7 24/NR

18 Baylor 6-0 501 0 23 5 23/NR

19 Southern Methodist 6-0 421 0 22 3 22/NR

20 Minnesota 6-0 419 0 25 5 25/NR

21 Cincinnati 5-1 298 0 NR 5 26/NR

22 Iowa 4-2 230 0 18 -4 14/19

23 Washington 5-2 149 0 NR 4 12/NR

24 Appalachian State 5-0 140 0 NR 4 28/NR

25 Temple 5-1 88 0 NR 15 35/NR

Dropped out: No. 17 Wake Forest; No. 19 Virginia; No. 20 Memphis; No. 21 Texas A&M.

Others receiving votes: Wake Forest 87; Tulane 76; Virginia 35; Memphis 30; California 21; Iowa State 19; San Diego State 18; Navy 17; Texas A&M 14; Louisiana Tech 6; Duke 5; Central Florida 4; South Carolina 3; Pittsburgh 3.

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