AP Poll: Clemson and LSU crack top 4

Clemson and LSU enter the top four in the AP poll as both Tigers programs routed Miami and Western Kentucky respectively. Utah fell out of the top four ten spots to No. 13, and TCU was pushed back one spot to No. 5. Clemson jumped three spots to No.3 with LSU right behind them at four.

Ohio State and Baylor remain Nos. 1 and 2 respectively, although Baylor has just one more first place vote than Clemson. LSU, TCU and Alabama also received first place votes.

UCLA and Mississippi State hopped into the Top 25 after their wins on Saturday. Cal and Texas A&M fell out of the rankings after their losses to, coincidentally, UCLA and Mississippi State.


  1. Ohio State (39 first place votes)
  2. Baylor (7)
  3. Clemson (6)
  4. LSU (5)
  5. TCU (3)
  6. Michigan State
  7. Alabama (1)
  8. Stanford
  9. Notre Dame
  10. Iowa
  11. Florida
  12. Oklahoma State
  13. Utah
  14. Oklahoma
  15. Michigan
  16. Memphis
  17. Florida State
  18. Houston
  19. Ole Miss
  20. Toledo
  21. Temple
  22. Duke
  23. Pittsburgh
  24. UCLA
  25. Mississippi State

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