• Red & Black Staff

Clemson takes number one spot in college football rankings



Week three of the college football season has brought new and major changes to the rankings of the top teams, including a new number one team and six new teams in the top 25, according to USA Today.

The Clemson Tigers took the number one spot from Alabama after their 47-21 win against the Louisville Cardinals, who dropped out of the top 25 after the loss. Alabama was moved to the number two spot, followed by Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Southern California.

The six teams to drop out of the top 25 are Auburn, who also lost to Clemson 14-6 earlier this season; UCLA, who lost to Memphis 48-45; LSU, who lost to Mississippi State 37-7; Louisville, who lost to Clemson 47-21; Stanford, who lost to San Diego State 20-17; and Kansas State, who lost to Vanderbilt 14-7.

The six new teams to enter the top 25 are Mississippi State, after winning against Louisiana Tech 57-21; San Diego State, after winning against Arizona State 30-20; Memphis, after winning against Louisiana-Monroe 37-29; Vanderbilt, after winning against Alabama A&M 42-0; Toledo, after winning against Tulsa 54-51; and Maryland, after winning against Towson 63-17.

"The teams that entered the top 25 reflect two things their chaotic nature of their regular season and the number of surprising teams across the Football Bowl Subdivision," according to USA Today.