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Clemson remains #3 in AP Poll, #2 in Coaches Poll

Oklahoma moved up to No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll behind Alabama after the Sooners scored the most impressive victory of week two.

Three of the top six teams from last week defeated other ranked teams on Saturday, creating an early shake-up near the top of the AP Top 25. The Sooners jumped three spots after winning 31-16 at Ohio State. The last time the Sooners were this close to being No. 1 was 2011.

The Buckeyes slipped from No. 2 to eighth.

Clemson held its spot at No. 3 after beating Auburn and Southern California moved up two places to sixth following a victory against Stanford. Penn State is No. 5.

The Crimson Tide received 59 first-place votes. Oklahoma has two and Clemson one.

POLL POINTS

DOWN

The Buckeyes have their lowest ranking November of the 2014 season. Ohio State hopes this season takes a similar path.

In 2014, the Buckeyes lost at home to Virginia Tech and fell from No. 8 to No. 22 in the rankings. The Buckeyes did not lose again and won the national championship in Urban Meyer's third season as coach in Columbus.

The Buckeyes did extend their streak of 41 polls ranked in the top 10, which dates back to the Nov. 9, 2014.

OUT

Notre Dame's stay in the Top 25 lasted one week. The Fighting Irish lost 20-19 at home to Georgia, which moved up two spots to No. 13. The Irish were the only team to fall out of the rankings.

IN

UCLA followed up its remarkable comeback victory in week one against Texas A&M with a more routine blowout of Hawaii and landed at No. 25 in the latest rankings. The Bruins moved into the rankings for the first time since starting 2016 at No. 16.

The Bruins stumbled to a four-win season last year, but quarterback Josh Rosen and the offense seem to be blossoming under new offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch.

CONFERENCE CALL

SEC — 6

ACC — 5

Pac-12 — 5

Big 12 — 4

Big Ten — 4

American — 1

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RANKED VS. RANKED

No. 3 Clemson at No. 14 Louisville. Lamar Jackson and the Cardinals nearly beat the eventual national champions in Death Valley last season. Can the Tigers' ferocious defensive front slow down the Heisman Trophy winner?

No. 23 Tennessee at No. 24 Florida. Assuming this game is played after Hurricane Irma passes through Florida, both the Vols and Gators come in with plenty of questions to answer.

AP Top 25

RK TEAM REC PTS TREND

1 Alabama(58) 2-0 1522 —

2 Oklahoma(2) 2-0 1447 3

3 Clemson(1) 2-0 1380 —

4 USC 2-0 1324 2

5 Penn State 2-0 1299 1

6 Washington 2-0 1124 1

7 Michigan 2-0 1107 1

8 Ohio State 1-1 1003 6

9 Oklahoma State 2-0 1002 2

10 Wisconsin 2-0 993 1

11 Florida State 0-1 944 1

12 LSU 2-0 935 —

13 Georgia 2-0 882 2

14 Louisville 2-0 658 3

15 Auburn 1-1 591 2

16 Virginia Tech 2-0 559 2

17 Miami 1-0 542 1

18 Kansas State 2-0 475 1

19 Stanford 1-1 364 5

20 TCU 2-0 352 3

21 Washington State 2-0 233 1

22 South Florida 2-0 188 1

23 Tennessee 2-0 159 2

24 Florida 0-1 146 2

25 UCLA 2-0 119 NR

Complete Rankings

Dropped from rankings: Notre Dame 24

Others receiving votes: Utah 101, South Carolina 72, Colorado 66, West Virginia 63, Oregon 61, Maryland 42, Notre Dame 31, San Diego State 16, Houston 10, Mississippi State 3, Boise State 3, California 2, Vanderbilt 2, Iowa 2, Texas Tech 2, Michigan State 1

Coaches Poll

RK TEAM REC PTS TREND

1 Alabama(58) 2-0 1497 —

2 Clemson(2) 2-0 1386 1

3 Oklahoma 2-0 1385 3

4 USC 2-0 1308 1

5 Penn State 2-0 1256 1

6 Washington 2-0 1173 1

7 Michigan 2-0 1082 1

8 Oklahoma State 2-0 1026 2

9 Ohio State 1-1 962 7

10 Florida State 0-1 926 1

11 LSU 2-0 920 1

12 Wisconsin 2-0 919 1

13 Georgia 2-0 830 2

14 Louisville 2-0 658 2

15 Miami 1-0 551 2

16 Virginia Tech 2-0 509 2

17 Auburn 1-1 488 4

18 Kansas State 2-0 487 1

19 Stanford 1-1 372 5

20 TCU 2-0 271 NR

21 South Florida 2-0 249 1

22 Washington State 2-0 244 —

23 Tennessee 2-0 219 2

24 Utah 2-0 182 1

25 Florida 0-1 134 1

Complete Rankings

Dropped from rankings: Notre Dame 25

Others receiving votes: West Virginia 74, Colorado 70, Oregon 68, UCLA 57, Mississippi State 37, South Carolina 27, Maryland 26, Notre Dame 24, San Diego State 19, Memphis 11, NC State 10, Minnesota 9, Houston 7, Navy 6, Vanderbilt 5, Iowa 4, Duke 3, Army 2, Michigan State 2, UCF 2, Kentucky 1, Boise State 1, Appalachian State 1

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