LACETT | Cards drop in new AP poll after loss to Clemson

19 September, 2017, 00:34 | Author: Essie Rivera
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Kansas State and Stanford exited my top 25 this week, replaced by San Diego State at 22 and Vanderbilt at 25.

Week 3 helped make up for that dearth of surprises.

Thanks to a dominant road win over another top-15 opponent, the Clemson Tigers have jumped ahead of the Oklahoma Sooners in the latest Top 25 poll from the Associated Press.

Not at the top, however.

Clemson piled up 578 yards of total offense, including 297 on the ground, in a 47-21 victory at Louisville on Saturday night. Clemson at No. 2 traded spots with Oklahoma. The ACC and Pac-12 each has five.

Oklahoma State moved up to sixth from ninth after its 59-21 demolition of Pittsburgh.

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Other newcomers to the rankings are No. 23 Utah (3-0) and No. 24 OR (3-0).

Florida's miracle finish against Tennessee on Saturday impressed enough voters to move them from No. 24 to the 20 position this week.

- UCLA, which lost 48-45 at Memphis. TCU rose four spots to No. 16 after rallying for a 56-36 win over SMU.

- No. 25 LSU dropped 13 spots, barely holding on to a spot in the rankings. Oklahoma 4. Penn State 5. The Cowboys get most of their toughest Big 12 games at home, starting with the Horned Frogs.

The highest ranked Group of Five team also resides in the state of Florida as the USF Bulls now sit at No. 21 in the AP poll and No. 17 in the Coaches poll.

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