Jan 13, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney on the sidelines during the game against the LSU Tigers in the College Football Playoff national championship game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

News Articles

Clemson a clearcut No. 1 in reshuffled Top 25 poll

Clemson is the clear No. 1 in the first Associated Press Top 25 college football poll of the 2020 regular season released on Sunday.

The rest of the deck was shuffled, with nine teams from the preseason poll leaving the rankings because their conferences aren’t playing and 10 new schools joining the party.

Clemson (1-0) received 60 of 61 first-place votes after opening with a 37-13 victory at Wake Forest on Saturday.

Alabama (0-0) is No. 2, followed by Oklahoma (1-0), Georgia (0-0) and Florida (0-0).

No. 6 LSU (0-0), the defending national champion, received the other first-place vote. Notre Dame (1-0), Auburn (0-0), Texas (1-0) and Texas A&M (0-0) round out the top 10.

No. 19 Louisiana-Lafayette (1-0) is in the Top 25 for the first time since 1943 following Saturday’s 31-14 upset at Iowa State. The Cyclones, who were ranked 23rd, dropped out of the poll.

Also joining the poll are No. 16 Memphis (1-0), No. 17 Miami (1-0), No. 18 Louisville (1-0), No. 20 Virginia Tech (0-0), No. 21 BYU (1-0), No. 22 Army (2-0), No. 23 Kentucky (0-0), No. 24 Appalachian State (1-0) and No. 25 Pittsburgh (1-0).

Six schools from the Big Ten (Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Iowa) and three from the Pac-12 (Oregon, Southern California and Utah) dropped out because their leagues postponed fall sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

–Field Level Media

Field Level Media
Sport Writer & Editor
FLM has a North American focus while tying into regional and hyper-local resources – providing the ability to distribute compelling content through the writing of professional journalists. As the U.S. sports content provider to dozens of digital and print media publishers through strategic partnerships with the likes of Reuters and Nielsen Sports, FLM covers the nuts and bolts with a breaking news desk and game event coverage.

Sportsbooks

Rated 5/5

Rated 5/5

Upcoming Games

Oct 20th, 7:30 PM

Coastal Carolina (15) -2.5 -107

Appalachian State +2.5 -107

@

Oct 21st, 7:30 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette -15 -110

Arkansas State +15 -110

@

Oct 21st, 7:30 PM

Tulane +14.5 -110

SMU (23) -14.5 -110

@

Oct 21st, 7:30 PM

Florida Atlantic -5 -107

Charlotte +5 -107

@

Oct 21st, 11:00 PM

San Jose State -3 -107

UNLV +3 -107

@

Oct 22nd, 6:00 PM

Middle Tennessee -14.5 -107

UCONN +14.5 -107

@

Oct 22nd, 7:00 PM

Memphis +3 -107

UCF -3 -107

@

Oct 22nd, 9:30 PM

Colorado State -2 -107

Utah State +2 -107

@

Oct 22nd, 10:30 PM

Washington -16.5 -107

Arizona +16.5 -107

@

Oct 23rd, 12:00 PM

Massachusetts +35.5 -107

Florida State -35.5 -107

@

Oct 23rd, 12:00 PM

Arkansas-Pine Bluff +51.5 -110

Arkansas (17) -51.5 -110

@

Oct 23rd, 12:00 PM

Eastern Michigan -3 -110

Bowling Green +3 -110

@

Oct 23rd, 12:00 PM

NIU +4 -107

Central Michigan -4 -107

@

Oct 23rd, 12:00 PM

Kansas State -2.5 -107

Texas Tech +2.5 -107

@

Oct 23rd, 12:00 PM

Oklahoma (4) -37 -110

Kansas +37 -110

@

Oct 23rd, 12:00 PM

Cincinnati (3) -26.5 -107

Navy +26.5 -107

@

Oct 23rd, 12:00 PM

Northwestern +21.5 -107

Michigan (8) -21.5 -107

@

Oct 23rd, 12:00 PM

Illinois +23.5 -107

Penn State (7) -23.5 -107

@

Oct 23rd, 12:00 PM

Wake Forest (16) -4 -110

Army +4 -110

@

Oct 23rd, 12:30 PM

Syracuse +4 -110

Virginia Tech -4 -110

@

Oct 23rd, 1:00 PM

Kent State -6 -107

Ohio +6 -107

@

Oct 23rd, 2:00 PM

Texas State +10.5 -107

Georgia State -10.5 -107

@

Oct 23rd, 3:00 PM

Wisconsin -2.5 -110

Purdue +2.5 -110

@

Oct 23rd, 3:30 PM

Oklahoma State (12) +6 -107

Iowa State -6 -107

@

Oct 23rd, 3:30 PM

LSU +10.5 -110

Ole Miss (13) -10.5 -110

@

Oct 23rd, 3:30 PM

BYU (19) -1 -110

Washington State +1 -110

@

Oct 23rd, 3:30 PM

Colorado +9.5 -110

California -9.5 -110

@

Oct 23rd, 3:30 PM

Buffalo -12.5 -107

Akron +12.5 -107

@

Oct 23rd, 3:30 PM

Miami-OH +7.5 -107

Ball State -7.5 -107

@

Oct 23rd, 3:30 PM

Western Michigan -3 -107

Toledo +3 -107

@

Oct 23rd, 3:30 PM

Oregon (9) -3 -107

UCLA +3 -107

@

Oct 23rd, 3:30 PM

Rice +23.5 -107

UAB -23.5 -107

@

Oct 23rd, 3:30 PM

Clemson -1 -110

Pittsburgh +1 -110

@

Oct 23rd, 3:30 PM

Maryland +6 -107

Minnesota -6 -107

@

Oct 23rd, 3:30 PM

New Mexico +20.5 -107

Wyoming -20.5 -107

@

Oct 23rd, 4:00 PM

Mississippi State -23 -110

Vanderbilt +23 -110

@

Oct 23rd, 4:00 PM

Boston College +6.5 -107

Louisville -6.5 -107

@

Oct 23rd, 4:00 PM

Liberty -21.5 -107

North Texas +21.5 -107

@

Oct 23rd, 4:00 PM

East Carolina +12 -110

Houston -12 -110

@

Oct 23rd, 7:00 PM

WKU -17.5 -107

Florida International (FIU) +17.5 -107

@

Oct 23rd, 7:00 PM

Tennessee +23.5 -107

Alabama (5) -23.5 -107

@

Oct 23rd, 7:00 PM

UTSA -7 -117

LA Tech +7 -117

@

Oct 23rd, 7:00 PM

South Alabama -13.5 -107

Louisiana-Monroe +13.5 -107

@

Oct 23rd, 7:00 PM

Temple +4 -110

USF -4 -110

@

Oct 23rd, 7:00 PM

Nevada +1 -107

Fresno State -1 -107

@

Oct 23rd, 7:00 PM

San Diego State (24) +5.5 -107

Air Force -5.5 -107

@

Oct 23rd, 7:30 PM

South Carolina +17.5 -110

Texas A&M (21) -17.5 -110

@

Oct 23rd, 7:30 PM

Utah -3 -110

Oregon State +3 -110

@

Oct 23rd, 7:30 PM

NC State (22) -2.5 -107

Miami-FL +2.5 -107

@

Oct 23rd, 7:30 PM

West Virginia +5.5 -107

TCU -5.5 -107

@

Oct 23rd, 7:30 PM

USC +6.5 -107

Notre Dame (14) -6.5 -107

@

Oct 23rd, 7:30 PM

Georgia Tech +6 -107

Virginia -6 -107

@

Oct 23rd, 7:30 PM

Ohio State (6) -19 -107

Indiana +19 -107

@

Oct 24th, 12:00 AM

New Mexico State +17.5 -110

Hawaii -17.5 -110

@