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Clemson is Ranked #3 in the Coaches Poll and #4 in the AP

After a dominant 35-13 division-clinching victory at Wake Forest for its 10th win for the sixth straight season, Clemson jumped over Michigan to #3 in Sunday's Coaches Poll but is below Michigan at #4 in the AP.

After a 35-13 win at Wake Forest in its fifth night road game of the season, Sunday's Coaches Poll moved the Tigers up to the #3 spot, ahead of Michigan, which struggled at home against Indiana. The Tigers have won 10 or more games for the last 6 straight years. Alabama is the only other program to have done so. In the 113 years of Clemson Football prior to Dabo Swinney's arrival, the Tigers only had 7 such seasons. With the win at Wake, the Tigers clinched their 5th share of the ACC Atlantic Division Title for the 5th time in the last 8 years. They also went unbeaten on the road for the second consecutive season, a program first. The Tigers have the longest active streak in the top-5 of the AP Poll at 21 weeks. Alabama is second at 19 weeks. Both of Sunday's polls are below.

AP POLL:

1
Alabama (61)
Record: 11-0
PV Rank
1
Points
1,525
2
Record: 10-1
2
1,455
3
Record: 10-1
4
1,370
4
Record: 10-1
5
1,347
5
Record: 9-2
6
1,255
6
Record: 10-1
7
1,220
7
Record: 9-2
8
1,169
8
Record: 9-2
9
1,091
9
Record: 9-2
12
997
10
Record: 9-2
13
868
11
Record: 9-2
3
830
12
Record: 8-3
15
811
13
Record: 8-2
21
703
14
Record: 11-0
14
701
15
Record: 8-3
17
661
16
Record: 8-3
18
613
17
Record: 9-2
19
593
18
Record: 9-2
-
490
19
Record: 8-2
10
448
20
Record: 10-1
22
389
21
Record: 8-3
11
280
22
Record: 8-3
23
253
23
Record: 8-3
20
186
24
Record: 8-3
-
133
25
Record: 6-4
16
84

COACHES POLL:

1 Alabama 11-0 1575 63 1 0 1/1
2 Ohio State 10-1 1482 0 2 0 2/8
3 Clemson 10-1 1420 0 5 2 2/5
4 Michigan 10-1 1404 0 4 0 2/8
5 Washington 10-1 1297 0 7 2 4/18
6 Wisconsin 9-2 1279 0 6 0 6/NR
7 Oklahoma 9-2 1215 0 8 1 3/NR
8 Penn State 9-2 1077 0 10 2 10/NR
9 Colorado 9-2 1052 0 12 3 12/NR
10 Oklahoma State 9-2 947 0 13 3 13/NR
11 Louisville 9-2 864 0 3 -8 3/23
12 Southern California 8-3 774 0 19 7 17/NR
13 Florida 8-2 744 0 18 5 9/25
14 Florida State 8-3 735 0 15 1 2/21
15 Nebraska 9-2 719 0 17 2 6/NR
16 Auburn 8-3 663 0 16 0 8/NR
17 West Virginia 8-2 489 0 9 -8 9/NR
18 Western Michigan 11-0 448 0 21 3 18/NR
19 Boise State 10-1 414 0 23 4 13/NR
20 Utah 8-3 374 0 11 -9 11/NR
21 Houston 9-2 349 0 26 5 5/NR
22 Texas A&M 8-3 315 0 22 0 6/NR
23 Washington State 8-3 132 0 20 -3 20/NR
24 Tennessee 8-3 129 0 31 7 9/NR
25 North Carolina 8-3 118 0 24 -1 13/NR
*Hi/Low Rankings

Hi/Low = The highest and lowest ranking each team has held during the designated season. Any team that starts the season unranked and/or falls out of the top 25 during the season will reflect a "NR" (not ranked) designation as its lowest rank.

Schools Dropped Out

No. 14 LSU, No. 25 San Diego State.

Others Receiving Votes

Virginia Tech 101; Stanford 96; LSU 90; Navy 82; South Florida 46; Minnesota 11; Arkansas 10; Pittsburgh 8; San Diego State 7; Wyoming 6; Tulsa 1; Iowa 1; Miami (Fla.) 1.


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