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Clemson ranked No. 2 in new-look AP Poll

Clemson ranked No. 2 in new-look AP Poll


by - Staff Writer -

We're one week out from the final College Football Playoff rankings and the new AP Top 25 featured some movement.

Three top-10 teams went down in all - Ohio State benefitting the most by a move up four spots with a 63-29 win at previous No. 4 Michigan and also losses from Washington State and LSU.

That paved the way for a new top-7 of Alabama then Clemson, Notre Dame, Georgia, Oklahoma, Ohio State and UCF.

Clemson opponents check in at No. 18 (Syracuse) and No. 22 Texas A&M, while ACC Championship opponent Pittsburgh dropped out (24-0 road loss at Miami).

The next-to-last CFP rankings will come on Tuesday at 7 p.m. (ESPN) and the final selections will be made at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday (ESPN).

Notable games Saturday include neutral site contests between Clemson and Pittsburgh (8 p.m./ABC), Oklahoma and No. 14 Texas (noon/ABC), Alabama and Georgia (4 p.m./CBS) and Ohio State and No. 21 Northwestern (8 p.m./FOX).

AP Top 25 - 11/25

1. Alabama (61 first-place votes)

2. Clemson

3. Notre Dame

4. Georgia

5. Oklahoma

6. Ohio State

7. UCF

8. Michigan

9. Texas

10. Washington

11. Florida

12. Washington State

13. LSU

14. Penn State

15. West Virginia

16. Kentucky

17. Utah

18. Syracuse

19. Boise State

20. Miss. State

21. Northwestern

22. Texas A&M

23. Army

24. Iowa State

25. Fresno State

Others receiving votes: Utah State 92, Missouri 88, NC State 39, Cincinnati 33, Stanford 10, Iowa 4, Appalachian State 1, Buffalo 1, Oregon 1.

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