Clemson tumbled to No. 25 in The Associated Press college football poll on Sunday, snapping its streak of 97 straight weeks in the top 10.
The Tigers (2-2) lost for the second time this season Saturday — falling in double overtime to North Carolina State — and dropped 16 spots from No. 9 in the AP Top 25, which is presented by Regions Bank.
Clemson’s top-10 streak was tied with Alabama for the longest current run in college football and second-longest in the history of the AP poll, behind Miami’s 137 from 1985-93.
The Crimson Tide remained No. 1 with 58 first-place votes out of 62. No. 2 Georgia received the remaining four first-place votes. Oregon stayed No. 3. Penn State moved up two spots to No. 4, Iowa held at No. 5 and Oklahoma slipped two spots to No. 6.
— Iowa State started No. 7, its best ranking in school history after finishing ninth in 2020, but now sits at 2-2 and unranked.
— North Carolina was No. 10 to start the season, but fell out after being routed by Georgia Tech to fall to 2-2.
— Wisconsin began the season No. 12 but after losing to Penn State and Notre Dame to fall to 1-2 is unranked.
— Kansas State spent one week in the rankings and dropped out.
The Southeastern Conference has four teams in the top 10 and five of 12 in the top 12, including Mississippi at No. 12.
The Atlantic Coast Conference, meanwhile, has no teams in the top 20 for the first time since the final poll of the 2011 season. The last time there were no top-20 ACC teams this early in the season was was Sept. 16, 1986, before Miami and Florida State were members and before the poll expanded from 20 to 25.
SEC — 7 (Nos. 1, 2, 8, 10, 12, 15, 22).
Big Ten — 5 (Nos. 4, 5, 11, 14, 17).
ACC — 3 (Nos. 23, 24, 25).
Big 12 — 3 (Nos. 6, 19, 21).
Pac-12 — 2 (Nos. 3, 20).
American — 1 (No. 7).
Sun Belt — 1 (No. 16).
Mountain West — 1 (No. 18).
Independents — 2 (Nos. 8, 13).
RANKED vs. RANKED
No. 12 Mississippi at No. 1 Alabama. First ranked matchup between the Rebels and Tide since 2017.
No. 8 Arkansas at No. 2 Georgia. Razorbacks’ resurgence has been one of the stories of the first month of the season.
No. 7 Cincinnati at No. 9 Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish obliged the Bearcats, who need Notre Dame to be as good a possible if they have any shot to sneak into the playoff.
No. 21 Baylor at No 19 Oklahoma State. Might be a short stay in the rankings for one of the Big 12 rivals.
AP Sports Writer Tim Reynolds in Miami contributed.
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