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Clemson stays behind Alabama in latest Coaches Poll

Clemson stays behind Alabama in latest Coaches Poll


by - Assoc. Editor -

Clemson showed off a mastery of Florida State in their 59-10 shellacking in front of a half-filled Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

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

The top five teams ranked were Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, LSU, and Michigan (tied with Georgia). The Crimson Tide received 62 first-place votes in the poll and ahead of Clemson by only 61 points.

Clemson is one of eight schools to be ranked in both football and basketball alongside Michigan, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Mississippi State, Syracuse, and Washington.

It was another week filled with upsets as decent teams lost including Texas, Florida, Washington, Texas A&M, Iowa, Oregon, Wisconsin, USF, North Carolina State, Stanford, and App State.

The most significant drop in the rankings was the Longhorns that fell eight spots to No. 15 after their road loss to Oklahoma State.

ACC schools in the top 25 include No. 2 Clemson, No. 22 Virginia, No. 24 Syracuse, and No. 25 Boston College. It is the first time that the Orange has been nationally ranked in football since 2001.

Check out Utah State as they enter the poll at No. 20 with their 7-1 record.

Coaches Poll - Week 10

1 Alabama 8-0 1598 62 1 – 1/1

2 Clemson 8-0 1537 2 2 – 2/4

3 Notre Dame 8-0 1458 0 3 – 3/11

4 Louisiana State 7-1 1403 0 4 – 4/24

5 Michigan 7-1 1295 0 5 – 5/22

5 Georgia 7-1 1295 0 6 1 2/6

7 Oklahoma 7-1 1190 0 8 1 5/11

8 Ohio State 7-1 1096 0 9 1 2/9

9 Central Florida 7-0 1082 0 10 1 9/23

10 West Virginia 6-1 992 0 12 2 6/20

11 Washington State 7-1 962 0 15 4 11/NR

12 Kentucky 7-1 932 0 14 2 12/NR

13 Penn State 6-2 791 0 16 3 8/16

14 Florida 6-2 743 0 11 -3 11/NR

15 Texas 6-2 721 0 7 -8 7/NR

16 Utah 6-2 620 0 24 8 16/NR

17 Houston 7-1 380 0 NR 12 17/NR

18 Iowa 6-2 356 0 18 – 18/NR

19 Washington 6-3 285 0 13 -6 6/19

20 Utah State 7-1 281 0 NR 7 20/NR

21 Mississippi State 5-3 226 0 NR 11 14/NR

22 Virginia 6-2 207 0 NR 11 22/NR

23 Fresno State 7-1 191 0 NR 8 23/NR

24 Syracuse 6-2 183 0 NR 20 24/NR

25 Boston College 6-2 171 0 NR – 25/NR

Schools Dropped Out

No. 17 Texas A&M, No. 19 Wisconsin, No. 20 South Florida, No. 21 Oregon, No. 22 NC State, No. 23 Stanford, No. 25 Miami.

Others Receiving Votes

Texas A&M 167; Cincinnati 116; South Florida 87; Michigan State 48; Wisconsin 41; NC State 40; Northwestern 40; Miami 38; Georgia Southern 32; Oklahoma State 31; UAB 24; Stanford 21; Auburn 21; Oregon 20; San Diego State 16; Buffalo 14; Army 13; South Carolina 11; Iowa State 6; Florida International 6; Virginia Tech 5; Pittsburgh 3; Duke 3; Boise State 2.

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