Clemson climbs to No 2 in AP poll rankings

Lucy Bush
September 19, 2017

The Tigers moved up one spot after dominating now No. 19 Louisville 47-21.

Both the Tide and the Sooners took care of business against unranked opponents, but Clemson's impressive performance on both sides of the ball clearly impressed the voters.

Alabama (3-0) remains in the top spot after receiving 45 first-place votes.

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During those video meetings he could obviously see the team moving around in a game and he would stop and point out where I was. Following the defeat, Hodgson has urged his side to forget about their poor start and perform better in the upcoming months.

One team that plummeted was LSU (2-1), which fell from No. 12 to 25 after being routed 37-7 by Mississippi State.

Washington State (3-0) is 18th, Florida (1-1) is No. 20 and South Florida (3-0) is No. 21. USC 6. Oklahoma State 7.

There were a few hints of things to come as a few top 25 teams tasted their first conference action over the weekend.

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The competition gets decidedly more hard for USC in Week 2, when it plays host to Pac-12 rival Stanford, which remained at No. 14 in the rankings after an easy 62-7 win over Rice at Allianz Stadium in Sydney. Vanderbilt, which beat a ranked K-State team on Saturday night, is not ranked despite having three wins.

Ohio State still has the best chances of any Big Ten team, despite a Week 2 loss to Oklahoma. The Commodores host Alabama in Week 4. Virginia Tech 14. Miami (FL) 15. Penn State's odds went up slightly following a dismantling of Georgia State.

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- No. 17 Mississippi State made the biggest move among the newcomers, entering the rankings for the first time this season at No. 17. TCU rose four spots to No. 16 after rallying for a 56-36 win over SMU.

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