CLEMSON -- Clemson enjoyed a productive bye weekend moving up two positions to No. 9 in the new BCS standings released Sunday night.
In the three metrics which determine the BCS standings, Clemson ranks ninth in the Harris Poll and computer rankings and 10th in the coaches poll. Curiously, Clemson trails Virginia Tech -- ranked ninth in the coaches poll -- despite winning at Virginia Tech last month.
Clemson is ranked in the top 10 of the BCS standings for just the third time in its history. Clemson was ranked No. 7 in the BCS standings on Oct. 23, 2000, and ranked fifth in the BCS on Oct. 22 of this season.
Clemson plays Wake Forest at noon Saturday (ESPNU). Clemson can clinch its second Atlantic Division title in three years with a win against Wake and an appearance in the ACC title game.
Clemson also ranks ninth in the AP poll.