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College Football Rankings: AP Poll Keeps Clemson Ahead Of Virginia Tech

Unlike the USA Today Week 12 Poll, the AP Poll for Week 12 has Clemson as the highest ranked ACC team. The Tigers narrowly escaped at home in Death Valley on Saturday, coming from behind in the fourth quarter and beating Wake Forest with a field goal as time expired. As a result, the Tigers stayed in the top ten and jumped from 9th to 7th in the poll.

Virginia Tech is the second ACC team to fall in the top ten of the AP poll. The Hokies moved up one spot and are ranked 9th. Clemson has already clinched a berth in the ACC Championship game. If Virginia Tech can win out against North Carolina and Virginia, the ACC title game will surely feature a clash between two top ten teams - something the game has been lacking since its creation.

Florida State enters the poll at 23 after their impressive home win against rival Miami. Georgia Tech, on the heels of their home loss to the Hokies, tumbled out of the poll.

1 LSU

2 Oklahoma State

3 Alabama

4 Oregon

5 Oklahoma

6 Arkansas

7 Clemson

8 Stanford

9 Virginia Tech

10 Boise State

11 Houston

12 Michigan State

13 Georgia

14 South Carolina

15 Wisconsin

16 Kansas State

17 Nebraska

18 USC

19 TCU

20 Michigan

21 Penn State

22 Southern Miss

23 Florida State

24 Notre Dame

25 Baylor