Clemson is the new No. 1 in the college football poll of The Associated Press, having a close vote with Oklahoma after missing both best teams in the ranking on the same weekend for the first time since 2012.

The Tigers jumped from fourth to No. 1 after defeating South Carolina on Saturday night. Clemson received 27 first-place votes and Oklahoma's number 2 had 24. No. 3 Wisconsin received 10 first-place votes.

Auburn climbed to number 4 after beating Alabama, which had been number 1 since the preseason. The Crimson Tide fell to the fifth. Georgia climbed to a spot at No. 6 and Miami dropped five places to No. 7. The Hurricanes lost for the first time this season on Friday in Pittsburgh.

The last time the top two teams in the AP poll lost on the same weekend of the regular season was November 17, 2012. Then, Oregon No. 1 lost to No. 14 Stanford and No. 2 Kansas State were reduced to Baylor.

Ohio State, Penn State and TCU complete the top 10.



– National defending champion Clemson is No. 1 for the first time since finishing the AP survey top last season and the ninth time in general. The Tigers were No. 1 for five weeks in 2015, entering the game for the title of the University of American Football against Alabama that way before losing.

– Alabama's defeat means that there will still be only two teams in the history of the AP survey to go from pre-season to the final survey as No. 1: Florida State was the first to do so in 1999 and Southern California he did so in 2004.

– Wisconsin has its best clbadification since the Badgers were No. 2 on October 21, 1963. [19659008] UP

– No. 14 Stanford advanced six places after beating Notre Dame .


– Notre Dame dropped six spots to No. 15.

– No. 21 The State of Washington fell seven places after being defeated by Washington, which advanced two places to number 13. [19659008] – No. 24 The State of Mississippi fell eight places after losing to rival Mississippi on Thanksgiving night.


– No. 25 Fresno State was the only team that moved to the ranking this week. The Bulldogs replaced Boise State after beating the Broncos on Saturday. The state of Fresno is clbadified for the first time since it spent most of the 2013 season in the Top 25.


SEC – 5

Big Ten – 5

Pac-12 – 4 [19659008] ACC – 3

United States – 3

Large 12 – 3

Mountain West – 1

Independent – 1


No. 1 Clemson vs. No. 7 Miami, ACC Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina. The winner probably attends the college football tie.

No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 10 TCU. Big 12 championship in Arlington, Texas. The Sooners beat the Horned Frogs in Norman and now they have to do it again in the return of the Big 12 title game.

No. 3 Wisconsin vs. No. 8 Ohio State, Big Ten Championship in Indianapolis. The last time Buckeyes and Badgers played in the conference title was 2014 and Ohio State won 59-0 to secure a spot in the playoffs.

No. 4 Auburn vs. No. 6 Georgia, SEC championship in Atlanta. The Tigers handed the Bulldogs their only loss earlier this month in Auburn.

No. 11 Southern California vs. No. 14 Stanford, Pac-12 Championship in Santa Clara, California. USC beat the cardinal in September.

No. 12 UCF vs. No. 16 Memphis, American championship game in Orlando, Florida. The Knights try to stay undefeated against the Tigers, who won in September.


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