Clemson stays in Top 3 of latest Coaches Poll


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Clemson is still undefeated this season
Clemson is still undefeated this season

Clemson (7-0, 4-0 ACC) stayed at the #3 ranking with one first-place vote in the latest Amway Coaches Poll on Sunday afternoon. Michigan was only one point ahead of Clemson for the #2 ranking.

The Tigers had a bye week to rest up for their road matchup with Florida State on Saturday night. Clemson is currently a three-point road favorite with the Vegas odds that were released on Sunday afternoon.

Clemson defeated North Carolina State 24-17 in overtime last Saturday in Death Valley.

In other action, #1 Alabama beat Texas A&M 33-14 while Ohio State was shocked with a late blocked field goal by Penn State in a 24-21 loss. Michigan dominated Illinois 41-8 as the Wolverines held their opponent scoreless until the fourth quarter. Washington defeated Oregon State 41-17 as the Beavers never threatened with an upset.

The biggest riser in the rankings was Auburn who jumped up seven spots to 17th overall with their thrashing of Arkansas. The biggest drop was Houston which plummetted 13 places with their 38-16 loss to SMU.

Latest Coaches Poll

1 Alabama 8-0 1599 63 1 0 1/1

2 Michigan 7-0 1486 0 4 2 4/8

3 Clemson 7-0 1485 1 3 0 2/3

4 Washington 7-0 1434 0 5 1 5/18

5 Louisville 6-1 1321 0 7 2 4/23

6 Nebraska 7-0 1194 0 9 3 9/NR

6 Baylor 6-0 1194 0 8 2 8/21

8 Ohio State 6-1 1137 0 2 -6 2/5

9 West Virginia 6-0 1007 0 13 4 13/NR

10 Texas A&M 6-1 979 0 6 -4 6/NR

11 Wisconsin 5-2 963 0 10 -1 8/NR

12 Florida 5-1 821 0 12 0 12/25

13 Boise State 7-0 776 0 14 1 14/NR

14 Florida State 5-2 767 0 15 1 2/21

15 Oklahoma 5-2 692 0 16 1 3/NR

16 Utah 7-1 664 0 18 2 18/NR

17 Auburn 5-2 552 0 24 7 24/NR

18 Tennessee 5-2 523 0 19 1 9/19

19 Louisiana State 5-2 424 0 23 4 6/NR

20 North Carolina 6-2 388 0 21 1 16/NR

21 Western Michigan 8-0 352 0 20 -1 20/NR

22 Navy 5-1 243 0 25 3 25/NR

23 Colorado 6-2 242 0 26 3 23/NR

24 Houston 6-2 144 0 11 -13 5/13

25 Virginia Tech 5-2 116 0 31 6 19/NR

No. 17 Arkansas, No. 22 Mississippi.

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