Clemson stays in Top 3 of the Coaches Poll


by - Assoc. Editor -
Watson dominated the Gamecocks on Saturday night
Watson dominated the Gamecocks on Saturday night

Clemson (11-1, 7-1 ACC) was listed at the #3 ranking in the latest Amway Coaches Poll on Sunday afternoon. Clemson is only 45 points behind Ohio State for the #2 spot in the rankings.

The Tigers defeated the Gamecocks 56-7 in a dominating performance on Saturday night to win three straight against its in-state rival.

Clemson has won 11+ games for the second straight season and the fourth time in the last five years.

The Latest Coaches Poll

1 Alabama 12-0 1600 64 1 0 1/1

2 Ohio State 11-1 1520 0 2 0 2/8

3 Clemson 11-1 1475 0 3 0 2/5

4 Washington 11-1 1388 0 5 1 4/18

5 Wisconsin 10-2 1298 0 6 1 6/NR

6 Michigan 10-2 1265 0 4 -2 2/8

7 Oklahoma 9-2 1223 0 7 0 3/NR

8 Penn State 10-2 1156 0 8 0 8/NR

9 Colorado 10-2 1116 0 9 0 9/NR

10 Oklahoma State 9-2 1018 0 10 0 10/NR

11 Southern California 9-3 965 0 12 1 12/NR

12 Florida State 9-3 902 0 14 2 2/21

13 West Virginia 9-2 814 0 17 4 9/NR

14 Western Michigan 12-0 659 0 18 4 18/NR

15 Louisville 9-3 554 0 11 -4 3/23

16 Florida 8-3 515 0 13 -3 9/25

17 Stanford 9-3 474 0 27 10 5/NR

18 Virginia Tech 9-3 467 0 26 8 19/NR

19 Auburn 8-4 442 0 16 -3 8/NR

20 Navy 9-2 380 0 29 9 22/NR

21 Louisiana State 7-4 315 0 28 7 6/NR

22 Nebraska 9-3 309 0 15 -7 6/NR

23 South Florida 10-2 237 0 30 7 –

24 Utah 8-4 159 0 20 -4 11/NR

25 Iowa 8-4 114 0 36 11 10/NR

Schools Dropped Out

No. 19 Boise State, No. 21 Houston, No. 22 Texas A&M, No. 23 Washington State, No. 24 Tennessee, No. 25 North Carolina.

Others Receiving Votes

Boise State 93; Houston 58; Pittsburgh 56; Washington State 44; Texas A&M 34; Miami (Fla.) 34; Temple 26; Tennessee 23; San Diego State 18; Air Force 12; North Carolina 9; Georgia Tech 9; Minnesota 6; Tulsa 5; Appalachian State 3; Western Kentucky 2; Wyoming 1; Middle Tennessee 1; Troy 1.

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