Clemson moves to the top spot in ESPN’s power rankings

Clemson moves to the top spot of this week’s ESPN power rankings after their dismantling of Virginia Tech 31-17 on Saturday.

This road victory enabled the Tigers to become the first team to ever defeat three AP top 15-ranked (Auburn, Louisville and the Hokies) teams before Oct. 1, with the latter two being double-digit road wins.

ESPN staff writer Adam Rittenberg wrote that Clemson’s recent body of work has firmly established them in the top spot of college football’s power rankings. He added that Alabama is still a great team despite being unseated by the Tigers, but their current resume doesn’t come close to Clemson’s this season. The obvious blemishes on the Tide’s schedule is Florida State being an obvious disappointment and the struggles by the SEC elite teams to secure victories.

Alabama will need to secure a signature win soon to overthrow Clemson’s reign in the power rankings.

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