AP Top 25 Reality Check: Clemson slides to 4, but why now?
AP Top 25 voters are being tougher on Clemson than any preseason No. 1 team in 48 years.
The undefeated defending national champion Tigers are now No. 4 in The Associated Press college...
AP Top 25: Ohio State jumps Clemson to 3rd; Wisconsin falls
Ohio State edged past Clemson to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll and Wisconsin dropped to 13th after being upset ahead of its showdown with the Buckeyes.
Once again, No. 4 Clemson not allowing many yards or points
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — If Clemson's defense is a work in progress, the growing pains aren't showing in the box score or the scoreboard.
The No. 4 Tigers appear to be as stingy as last year's...
AP Top 25 Takeaways: Week before showdown, Wisconsin exposed
On Friday night, No. 4 Ohio State went to Northwestern and buried a struggling and outclassed opponent, just the way an elite team is supposed to do.
Clemson’s Booth ejected for punching Louisville player
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Clemson cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. was ejected for unsportsmanlike conduct after punching Louisville's Trennell Troutman as he lay on the ground late in the third quarter...
Lawrence leads No. 3 Clemson to 45-10 rout of Louisville
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Because Clemson's Trevor Lawrence isn't prone to mistakes, the two early interceptions he threw against Louisville were a bit puzzling.
Louisville looks to pull off upset against No. 3 Clemson
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville will need to play with even more of the resilience in consecutive shootout victories when they square off against third-ranked Clemson on...
No. 3 Clemson visits Louisville, seeks 22nd consecutive win
No. 3 Clemson (6-0, 4-0 ACC) at Louisville (4-2, 2-1), Saturday at 12 p.m. EDT (ABC).
Clemson’s dominance provides lift for struggling ACC
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson is once again sitting atop the Atlantic Coast Conference — and the third-ranked Tigers are putting the struggling league on their back and bringing the ACC along for...
AP Top 25 Podcast: Is Clemson being slighted by poll voters?
Clemson has slipped to No. 3 behind No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 LSU in the AP Top 25. Do the Tigers deserve better after two national championships in three seasons?
Clemson’s Swinney going with 2 kickers against Louisville
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says he will used kicker B.T. Potter on kickoffs and long field goal tries when the third-ranked Tigers play at Louisville this week.
Pick Six: College football’s best moments at halfway point
The Southeastern Conference's West Division has the top two teams in the country in Alabama and LSU, defending national champion Clemson is right behind them and a host of others are lurking at...
Clemson’s Elliott says No. 3 Tigers back on right track
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott believes the third-ranked Tigers are on the right track to get back to playing aggressive, dominant football — something the team...
AP Top 25 Reality Check: How to use head-to-head results?
Georgia beats Notre Dame in a close game at home. Georgia loses to unranked South Carolina in double overtime at home. Both Notre Dame and Georgia are 5-1. Which team should be ranked higher:...
Clemson’s Swinney changing starting kickers for Louisville
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Apparently, not everything's perfect with No. 3 Clemson.
Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said backup kicker Steven Sawicki would start on Saturday against Louisville after...
AP Top 25: LSU jumps to No. 2; Upset drops Georgia to No. 10
NEW YORK (AP) — LSU moved up to No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll, giving the Southeastern Conference the top two teams in the country for the 29th time and putting the Tigers...
No. 2 Clemson pounds Florida St 45-14 for 21st straight win
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — No. 2 Clemson had a dominant answer for those doubting whether the defending national champions could live up to the hype.
Clemson board gives initial approval for stadium renovations
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's board of trustees has given initial approval for improvements to the football stadium that will cost between $60-$70 million. Once approved, the updates are expected...
Florida State, RB Akers seek to end No. 2 Clemson’s streak
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Cam Akers doesn't plan to leave any crumbs on his plate this season.
Florida State's dynamic tailback is second in Atlantic Coast Conference rushing and leads the league...
No. 2 Clemson looks to regain ACC swagger after close call
Florida State (3-2, 2-1 ACC) at No. 2 Clemson (5-0, 3-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (ABC).
FSU-Clemson matchup tops ACC’s Week 7 schedule
Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 7:
GAME OF THE WEEK
Florida State at No. 2 Clemson. The stakes might not be as high as they were earlier this decade,...
College Football Picks: First can’t-miss slate of season
If this college football season was a television series, you could jump right in this weekend without needing to catch up on previous episodes.
All-America Watch: No. 2 Clemson reloads on D-line
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — John Simpson is certain of two things about the new starters on the defensive line for No. 2 Clemson: They are tired of the questions and comparisons to last year's...
QB Blackman to start for Florida State, Hornibrook will play
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Coach Willie Taggart says James Blackman will start for Florida State against Clemson.
But Taggart also said Monday that there is a game plan for using Alex...
AP Top 25 Reality Check: Super 6 has rankings on lockdown
Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, LSU and Oklahoma. Call them the Super Six.
After six regular-season Associated Press college football polls the top six teams are the same teams that...
AP Top 25: Ohio State, Georgia tied at No. 3; Florida to 7th
Ohio State and Georgia are tied at No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll, and Florida surged to No. 7 after a big victory.
No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson held their spots...
Troy heads to Missouri with another upset in mind
Among the many reasons former Troy coach Neal Brown earned the job at West Virginia was his success against programs from Power Five conferences, including a win at Nebraska last...
College Football Picks: Elite teams rolling, nary an upset
The top six teams from The Associated Press preseason poll are still the top six teams as the calendar turns to October.
The order is a little different, but it has been a chalky start to...
No. 2 Clemson say they’ve been here before after close call
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson has taken a step back in the rankings and many of the Tigers are saying that's not a bad thing.
The second-ranked Tigers slipped from their perch atop the polls...
UNC’s Brown: No regrets over 2-point try in Clemson loss
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina coach Mack Brown says he doesn't regret going for a failed 2-point conversion late to upset then-No. 1 Clemson.
AP Top 25 Reality Check: Field closes in on Tide and Tigers
The college football season started with the general consensus that Clemson and Alabama, winners of the last four national champions, were a cut above the rest of college football.
AP Top 25: Alabama jumps to No. 1 after Clemson close call
Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this season, replacing preseason No. 1 Clemson after the Tigers had a close call.
Swinney knows No. 2 Clemson must improve after close UNC win
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Clemson is still unbeaten, still on course to claim another Atlantic Coast Conference championship along with a trip to the College Football Playoff.
AP Top 25 Takeaways: No. 1 Clemson ... but for how long?
Clemson might relinquish the No. 1 ranking on Sunday when the new AP Top 25 is released, and Trevor Lawrence is probably already out of the Heisman Trophy race.
No. 1 Clemson stops 2-point conversion, beats North Carolina
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The ball sat on the 3-yard line, forcing top-ranked Clemson into the most unexpected of positions.
Get a stop, or lose the lead late against heavy underdog North...
No. 1 Clemson aims to keep rolling in trip to North Carolina
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina hasn't had many chances like the one it will have Saturday.
That's when reigning national champion Clemson visits Chapel Hill, marking a rare...
No. 1 Clemson comfortable building depth, not player resumes
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence knows sitting and watching when the Tigers have big leads is no way to win a Heisman Trophy.
No. 1 Clemson looks for 20th straight win against Tar Heels
No. 1 Clemson (4-0, 2-0 ACC) at North Carolina (2-2, 1-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (ABC).
Tar Heels must fix 1st-half troubles with No. 1 Clemson next
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina keeps finding itself in close games and outplaying its opponents in the fourth quarter. The problem is the Tar Heels also keep putting themselves in...
AP Top 25 Reality Check: Are there quality losses?
The value of a loss can be tricky to quantify for AP Top 25 voters.
For the first time this season, the AP college football poll presented by Regions Bank was given a good shake. Seven...
AP Top 25 Takeaways: Separating contenders and pretenders
Highlighted by three games matching top-15 teams, this was the first weekend of the season to seriously separate College Football Playoff contenders and pretenders.
No. 1 Clemson blasts Charlotte 52-10 for 19th straight win
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney was happy with the final score. He was even more pleased with how many of his players contributed to the top-ranked Tigers 19th straight...
No. 8 Auburn faces big road test at No. 17 Texas A&M
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — After playing their first big game of the season on the road at top-ranked Clemson, the No. 17 Texas A&M Aggies get their next test in front of their home crowd when...
Swinney sounding upset alert for No. 1 Clemson vs Charlotte
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is on high alert for his team's game against Charlotte, even with the No. 1-ranked Tigers taking on a 49ers program that's only played Division I...
South Carolina tries to keep success against Missouri going
The only player on the Missouri roster who knows what it's like to beat South Carolina is Kelly Bryant, and the quarterback transfer didn't even accomplish the feat with the Tigers.
Syracuse aims to get back on track vs Western Michigan
There's usually no looking back in football, but for Syracuse a second straight lopsided loss can tend to linger, especially because the opponent was top-ranked Clemson.
No. 8 Auburn visits No. 17 Texas A&M to open SEC play
No. 8 Auburn (3-0) at No. 17 Texas A&M (2-1), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (CBS).
Top 10 showdown as Georgia hosts Irish between the hedges
No. 7 Notre Dame (2-0) at No. 3 Georgia (3-0), Saturday at 8 p.m. EDT (CBS).
No. 1 Clemson brings 18-game win streak vs. Charlotte
Charlotte (2-1) at No. 1 Clemson (3-0), Saturday at 7:30 p.m EDT (ACCN).