Clemson back in top 10 of the polls, Carolina moves to No. 11
CLEMSON - Clemson football climbed back into the top 10 of polls Sunday following its road win at Wake and combined with numerous losses by teams ranked in the top 10 (Oregon St. and Southern Cal fell out of the top 10).
Clemson (7-1, 4-1 ACC) rose to No. 9 in the coaches poll (ranked 13th last week) and to No. 10 in the Associated Press poll (ranked 14th last week).
South Carolina improved to No. 11 in both polls after defeating Tennessee on Saturday.
Clemson’s ranking will likely be lower in the BCS poll revealed Sunday evening as Clemson’s computer rankings have lagged behind the media and coaches polls due to a weak strength of schedule. Clemson ranked 18th in the BCS standings last week. Clemson has not defeated team ranked a top 30 team.
Clemson returns to play on Saturday when it travels to Duke.