Alabama and Clemson Win Big In Associated Press Polling

The Alabama Crimson Tide and Clemson were this weeks biggest winners in The Associated Press rankings poll.

Clemson surged to its highest ranking in 25 years after the Tigers defeated Georgia on Saturday with a final score of 38-35.

The Tigers managed a single first place vote to jump to No. 4 on the ranking list. The No. 4 ranking is the universities highest placement since its No. 3 placement on September 12, 1988.

In the meantime, Alabama held onto its No. 1 spot with 58 of 60 first-place votes from the media panel. The Rolltide easily handed Virginia Tech a 35-10 loss to open the college football season.

No. 2 Oregon changed places with No. 3 Ohio State following the end of preseason rankings after Iowa received a single first-place vote. Rounding out the top five is Stanford.

Moving into the rankings list is No. 20 Washington and No. 23 Baylor.

Following their win Alabama’s coaching staff named six players of the week. Those players include Christion Jones (offense and special teams), Anthony Steen (offense), C.J. Mosley and Ed Stinson (defense), and Landon Collins and Cody Mandell (special teams).

It was a big week for Jones, who was also named as the Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week and SEC Special Teams Player of the Week. Jones totaled 256 all-purpose yards and scored three touchdowns in the teams season opener.

Are you happy with this week’s polling results from The Associated Press, or should the ranking be changed?