December 22, 2014

Clemson drops in latest AP ranking, USC holds steady

A blowout win over Maryland doesn’t keep the Tigers from dropping in the AP poll

Despite a 35 point win over Maryland Saturday, Clemson dropped one spot to 11th in the latest AP top 25. The Tigers 45-10 manhandling of the injury riddled Maryland Terrapins clearly did not impress the voters.

Clemson is 9-1 and will play host to NC State Saturday in the annual Textile Bowl.

USC’s 38-20 home win over Arkansas kept them at 12th in this week’s AP ranking. The Gamecocks close out their home slate Saturday against FCS and in-state foe Wofford.

Oregon is the new number one team in the country. The Ducks replace Alabama in the top spot following the Crimson Tide’s home loss to Texas A&M. Kansas State is second and Notre Dame is third. Alabama is fourth and Georgia is fifth.

Here is the full top 25:

  1. Oregon
  2. Kansas State
  3. Notre Dame
  4. Alabama
  5. Georgia
  6. Ohio State
  7. Florida
  8. LSU
  9. Texas A&M
  10. Florida State
  11. Clemson
  12. South Carolina
  13. Oklahoma
  14. Stanford
  15. Oregon State
  16. Nebraska
  17. UCLA
  18. Texas
  19. Louisiana Tech
  20. Louisville
  21. Southern California
  22. Rutgers
  23. Michigan
  24. Texas Tech
  25. Kent State