The first Harris Poll of the season was released Sunday night and Clemson debutes at #8. USC is ranked 15th. LSU is #1 followed by Alabama, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Boise State.
The Harris Poll is one of the components used to determine the teams that will play in the BCS National Championship Game in January. Former coaches, players and administrators, and former and current media members, make up the panel which votes in the Harris Poll.