Clemson ranked 4th, USC 6th in latest AP Poll

09/03/2013 11:55 AM

09/03/2013 12:13 PM

South Carolina maintained its No. 6 position while Clemson surged to No. 4 -- its highest ranking in 25 years -- in the The Associated Press football poll Tuesday.

Clemson's ranking follows its 38-35 victory against Georgia Saturday. The Tigers received one-first place vote and have their best showing in the poll since Sept. 12, 1988, when they were No. 3. Georgia fell from No. 5 to 11th place.

The Gamecocks (1-0, 0-0 SEC), after beating North Carolina 27-10 to start the season, waited through a long weekend to find out their new position.

Alabama remains No. 1 and receives 58 of 60 first-place votes from the media panel after beating Virginia Tech 35-10 to start the season.

No. 2 Oregon and No. 3 Ohio State flip-flop spots from the preseason rankings. The Buckeyes receive one first-place vote. Stanford is No. 5.

No. 20 Washington and No. 23 Baylor move into the rankings.

USC and Georgia play each other at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday in Athens, Ga.

The Gamecocks were ranked as high as No. 3 last year, which was their only berth in the Top 5 of the season. Their highest ranking in history is No. 2 in 1984.


The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 2, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:
Record Pts Pv
1. Alabama (58) 1-0 1,497 1
2. Oregon 1-0 1,355 3
3. Ohio St. (1) 1-0 1,330 2
4. Clemson (1) 1-0 1,304 8
5. Stanford 0-0 1,277 4
6. South Carolina 1-0 1,181 6
7. Texas A&M 1-0 1,085 7
8. Louisville 1-0 1,073 9
9. LSU 1-0 971 12
10. Florida St. 1-0 953 11
11. Georgia 0-1 894 5
12. Florida 1-0 875 10
13. Oklahoma St. 1-0 780 13
14. Notre Dame 1-0 707 14
15. Texas 1-0 674 15
16. Oklahoma 1-0 612 16
17. Michigan 1-0 583 17
18. UCLA 1-0 387 21
19. Northwestern 1-0 320 22
20. Washington 1-0 315 NR
21. Wisconsin 1-0 287 23
22. Nebraska 1-0 219 18
23. Baylor 1-0 150 NR
24. TCU 0-1 148 20
25. Southern Cal 1-0 135 24

Others receiving votes: Miami 127, Mississippi 50, Arizona St. 48, Michigan St. 42, Cincinnati 27, N. Illinois 27, Fresno St. 22, Virginia Tech 12, Bowling Green 9, Georgia Tech 8, Arizona 6, Penn St. 4, Boise St. 3, Virginia 2, Arkansas 1.

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