The undefeated Clemson Tigers remained at No. 2, behind Alabama, in the Week 5 Associated Press Top 25 poll released on Sunday afternoon.
Five ACC teams made the list.
Clemson, which received 17 first-place votes, improved to 5-0 with an impressive 31-17 win on Saturday night at Virginia Tech. The Tigers became the first team to have 3 wins over top 15 teams in September.
“We played really well in all three phases,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. “It was a complete effort by our team. It was key that we won the turnover margin. Defensively, the effort was tremendous. The story of the game was turnovers and that we controlled the line of scrimmage. Our defense takes a lot of pride in playing for each other.”
The reigning national champions were ranked fifth in the preseason coaches poll.
Clemson jumped two spots to No. 3 after beating Kent State 56-3 in the season opener and remained there after defeating Auburn 14-6 in Week 2.
The Tigers moved up to No. 2, with 15 first-place votes, after beating Louisville 47-21 on the road in Week 3. They followed up that victory with the win over Boston College and then another tough road win at Virginia Tech.
Next up for the Tigers is a home game against Wake Forest (4-1), which lost to visiting Florida State 26-19 on a late touchdown pass on Saturday.
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