Clemson surges to No. 4

Updated: September 3, 2013, 2:43 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Clemson has surged to its highest ranking in The Associated Press poll in 25 years after the Tigers won the biggest game of the opening weekend of the college football season.

Clemson is No. 4 in the first regular-season Top 25, following its 38-35 victory against Georgia. The Tigers, who also jumped three spots to No. 5 in the USA Today coaches poll, received one first-place vote and have their best showing in the AP poll since Sept. 12, 1988, when they were No. 3.

Georgia fell six spots to No. 11.

Alabama remained No. 1 and received 58 of 60 first-place votes from the media panel after beating Virginia Tech 35-10 to start its season.

No. 2 Oregon and No. 3 Ohio State traded spots from the preseason rankings. The Buckeyes received one first-place vote. Stanford is No. 5.

No. 20 Washington and No. 23 Baylor moved into the rankings.


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