New AP poll sets up top-20 Clemson-BC showdown


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New AP poll sets up top-20 Clemson-BC showdown

While the top-three remain unchanged in Sunday’s AP Poll, some movement throughout the poll set up a top-20 battle for Clemson at Boston College on Saturday.

College GameDay will be in town for the division showdown, where No. 2 Clemson (9-0, 6-0 ACC) can clinch a spot in Charlotte and new No. 17 Boston College (7-2, 4-1) can take a big step toward the same. BC should move up likewise after a debut at No. 22 in last Tuesday's College Football Playoff rankings.

The Eagles are coming off of a 31-21 win at Virginia Tech and ride a three-game winning streak. Clemson has won its last four games by five touchdowns or more.

Alabama remained the unanimous No. 1 in the poll with Clemson, Notre Dame, Michigan and Georgia completing the new top-5.

The next major ranking to drop is Tuesday's CFP rankings, which will air around 9 p.m. (between two college basketball games).

AP Poll - 11/4

1. Alabama (60 first-place votes)

2. Clemson

3. Notre Dame

4. Michigan

5. Georgia

6. Oklahoma

7. West Virginia

8. Ohio State

9. LSU

10. Washington State

11. UCF

12. Kentucky

13. Syracuse

14. Utah State

15. Texas

16. Fresno State

17. Boston College

18. Miss. State

19. Florida

20. Washington

21. Penn State

22. NC State

23. Iowa State

24. Michigan State

25. Cincinnati

Others receiving votes: Utah 110, Auburn 93, Wisconsin 37, Army 32, UAB 31, Northwestern 28, Iowa 17, Boise St. 15, Purdue 14, Buffalo 11, Oregon 9, San Diego St. 5, Duke 4, Texas A&M 3, Houston 3, Texas Tech 2.

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