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Clemson University’s football team climbed to No. 3 in the nation, according to the sportswriters – while the University of South Carolina tumbled out of the Top Ten in both major polls after getting thumped by Georgia.

After dispatching FCS opponent South Carolina State 52-13, Clemson climbed from No. 4 to No. 3 in the Associated Press Top 25 – swapping places with No. 4 Ohio State. The Tigers (2-0, 0-0 ACC) didn’t budge in the USA Today/ Coaches’ poll – coming in at No. 5.

South Carolina – which was ranked No. 6 in the nation a week ago – fell to No. 13 in the Associated Press poll and No. 14 in the coaches’ poll. The embarrassing defensive effort put forth by the Gamecocks (1-1, 0-1 SEC) enabled Georgia (1-1, 1-0 SEC) to climb back into the Top Ten – where it joined fellow SEC powerhouses Alabama (No. 1 in both polls), Texas A&M (No. 6 in both polls) and LSU (No. 8 in both polls).

Both Texas and Southern Cal were bounced from the AP after losses to Brigham Young and Washington State, respectively, while SEC East powerhouse Florida fell from No. 12 to No. 18 in the AP poll (and from No. 9 to  No. 20 in the coaches’ poll) after losing to in-state rival Miami.

The Hurricanes? They broke into the AP Top 25 for the first time in three years – clocking in at No. 15. In the coaches’ poll they climbed six spots from No. 24 to No. 18.

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1. Alabama (57) 1-0, 1494
2. Oregon (1) 2-0, 1385
3. Clemson (1) 2-0, 1332
4. Ohio State (1) 2-0, 1327
5. Stanford 1-0, 1271
6. Texas A&M 2-0, 1133
7. Louisville 2-0, 1105
8. LSU 2-0, 1075
9. Georgia 1-1, 1036
10. Florida State 1-0, 1011
11. Michigan 2-0, 872
12. Oklahoma State 2-0, 834
13. South Carolina 1-1, 829
14. Oklahoma 2-0, 675
15. Miami (FL) 2-0, 615
16. UCLA 1-0, 488
17. Northwestern 2-0, 452
18. Florida 1-1, 405
19. Washington 1-0, 392
20. Wisconsin 2-0, 378
21. Notre Dame 1-1, 333
22. Baylor 2-0, 295
23. Nebraska 2-0, 277
24. TCU 1-1, 170
25. Ole Miss 2-0, 78

Dropped from rankings: Texas 15, USC 25

Others receiving votes: Arizona State 64, Michigan State 26, Fresno State 26, Texas 26, Northern Illinois 21, Virginia Tech 15, Brigham Young 14, Georgia Tech 10, Illinois 9, Arizona 9, Bowling Green 7, Penn State 7, Boise State 3, Tennessee 1.

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1. Alabama (58) 1-0, 1545
2. Oregon (1) 2-0, 1447
3. Ohio State (2) 2-0, 1429
4. Stanford 1-0, 1327
5. Clemson 2-0, 1307
6. Texas A&M (1) 2-0, 1242
7. Louisville 2-0, 1121
8. LSU 2-0, 1067
9. Florida State 1-0, 1040
10. Georgia 1-1, 1021
11. Oklahoma State 2-0, 866
12. Michigan 2-0, 860
13. Oklahoma 2-0, 800
14. South Carolina 1-1, 788
15. Nebraska 2-0, 478
16. Northwestern 2-0, 473
17. UCLA 1-0, 471
18. Wisconsin 2-0, 455
18. Miami (FL) 2-0, 455
20. Florida 1-1, 410
21. Notre Dame 1-1, 348
22. Baylor 2-0, 297
23. Washington 1-0, 253
24. TCU 1-1, 195
25. Ole Miss 2-0, 91

Dropped from rankings: Texas 16, USC 22

Others receiving votes: Michigan State 74, Fresno State 59, Arizona State 48, Texas 38, Northern Illinois 27, Arizona 21, Brigham Young 18, Arkansas 16, Georgia Tech 12, Virginia Tech 8, Texas Tech 7, UCF 6, East Carolina 6, USC 5, Illinois 3, Kansas State 3, Bowling Green 3, Boise State 2, Utah 2, Utah State 2, Tennessee 2, Rutgers 1, Boston College 1.