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Clemson University’s football team has climbed to No. 4 in the nation on the strength of its 38-35 victory over SEC East powerhouse Georgia last weekend, according to the latest Associated Press poll.

Head coach Dabo Swinney’s Tigers – who entered the 2013 season ranked No. 8 in the nation – leapfrogged in-state rival South Carolina, which remained at No. 6 after defeating North Carolina in its season opener last week.

The Tigers also leapfrogged the Gamecocks in the USA Today/ coaches’ poll.

Georgia – which hosts Steve Spurrier’s Gamecock squad in Athens this Saturday – fell from No. 5 to No. 11 in the AP poll.

Despite Georgia’s loss, the mighty Southeastern Conference still has four teams in the Top Ten and six teams in the top twelve – No. 1 Alabama, No. 6 South Carolina, No. 7 Texas A&M, No. 9 LSU, No. 11 Georgia and No. 12 Florida.

Clemson and No. 10 Florida State are the only Atlantic Coast Conference teams ranked in the Top 25.

Here’s the complete Associated Press Top 25 …

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1. Alabama (58) 1-0, 1497
2. Oregon 1-0, 1355
3. Ohio State (1) 1-0, 1330
4. Clemson (1) 1-0, 1304
5. Stanford 0-0, 1277
6. South Carolina 1-0, 1181
7. Texas A&M 1-0, 1085
8. Louisville 1-0, 1073
9. LSU 1-0, 971
10. Florida State 1-0, 953
11. Georgia 0-1, 894
12. Florida 1-0, 875
13. Oklahoma State 1-0, 780
14. Notre Dame 1-0, 707
15. Texas 1-0, 674
16. Oklahoma 1-0, 612
17. Michigan 1-0, 583
18. UCLA 1-0, 387
19. Northwestern 1-0, 320
20. Washington 1-0, 315
21. Wisconsin 1-0, 287
22. Nebraska 1-0, 219
23. Baylor 1-0 150
24. TCU 0-1, 148
25. USC 1-0, 135

Dropped from rankings: Boise State 19, Oregon State 25

Others receiving votes: Miami (FL) 127, Ole Miss 50, Arizona State 48, Michigan State 42, Northern Illinois 27, Cincinnati 27, Fresno State 22, Virginia Tech 12, Bowling Green 9, Georgia Tech 8, Arizona 6, Penn State 4, Boise State 3, Virginia 2, Arkansas 1

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