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Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder (9) evades the tackle of SMU safety Roderick Roberson, Jr. (13) on a touchdown run during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Who's best or rewarding success?

Oct. 26, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

The AP Top 25 is embracing diversity. Nine of the 10 FBS conferences have a ranked team this week, including all the leagues currently playing games. Plus, there is an independent. There is something for everyone, but that kind of variety can make some fans question whether those non-Power Five teams really...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) throws a pass during an NCAA college football game against Syracuse in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/Pool Photo via AP)

No. 1 Clemson wakes up late to beat Syracuse 47-21

Oct. 24, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence has seen plenty of tight games against Syracuse. He's also seen the top-ranked Tigers come out on top most every time. It happened again Saturday as No. 1 Clemson used a late boost to pull away to a 47-21 victory after Syracuse drew within a score at 27-21. ...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence passes against LSU during the first half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. Georgia Tech will play at home against the nation's top-ranked team for the first time in 40 years when No. 1 Clemson, let by the high-profile tandem of quarterback Trevor Lawrence and running back Travis Etienne, puts its perfect record on the line on Saturday, Oct. 17. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

No. 1 Clemson looks for 27th straight ACC win vs. Syracuse

Oct. 22, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

Syracuse (1-4, 1-3 ACC) at No. 1 Clemson (5-0, 4-0), Saturday at noon ET (ACC Network). Line: Clemson by 46. Series record: Clemson leads 6-2. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Clemson's run at another perfect regular season. The Tigers have not lost a regular-season game since 2017 at Syracuse. Since, they've won 26...

Syracuse wide receiver Anthony Queeley (14) makes touchdown catch in the second half against Liberty during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct 17, 2020, at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y.  (Dennis Nett/The Post-Standard via AP)

No. 1 Clemson, Syracuse meet heading in opposite directions

Oct. 22, 2020 9:42 AM EDT

If Syracuse is trying to catch up with No. 1 Clemson, Orange coach Dino Babers believes his team has plenty of company. “The entire country is chasing Clemson,” Babers said. “Alabama is chasing Clemson. Everybody is chasing Clemson. I think it’s fortunate for us every year we get an...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson is tackled by the Clemson defense during the first half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans. The crunching hits, game-changing interceptions and dominating defense is the same for No. 1 Clemson. It's just the names that change from year to year. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

No. 1 Clemson has new faces on defense and still dominating

Oct. 20, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

Clemson once again has a dominating defense that delivers crunching hits and game-changing interceptions that has helped the Tigers ascend to the top of college football. That seems to be an annual summary of Clemson, it's just the names that change from year to year. Despite losing six starters on defense from...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence passes against LSU during the first half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. Georgia Tech will play at home against the nation's top-ranked team for the first time in 40 years when No. 1 Clemson, let by the high-profile tandem of quarterback Trevor Lawrence and running back Travis Etienne, puts its perfect record on the line on Saturday, Oct. 17. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Clemson poised for long stay at 1

Oct. 19, 2020 2:51 AM EDT

The biggest news in the latest Associated Press college football poll was what didn't change. Clemson remained No. 1 in the Top 25 on Sunday, overwhelmingly ahead of No. 2 Alabama. The Tigers received 54 first-place votes to the Crimson Tide's eight. Considering the Tigers spent Saturday beating Georgia Tech by...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence passes against LSU during the first half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. Georgia Tech will play at home against the nation's top-ranked team for the first time in 40 years when No. 1 Clemson, let by the high-profile tandem of quarterback Trevor Lawrence and running back Travis Etienne, puts its perfect record on the line on Saturday, Oct. 17. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

No. 1 Clemson provides measuring stick for rebuilding Tech

Oct. 15, 2020 1:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech couldn't ask for a better opportunity to show how far the program has come in coach Geoff Collins' second season. The Yellow Jackets also couldn't ask for a more daunting challenge. Georgia Tech will play at home against the nation's top-ranked team for the first time in 40...

FILE - At left, in a Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, Clemson's Travis Etienne runs out of the backfield to score a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida State, in Clemson, S.C. At right, in a Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, file photo, Clemson's Trevor Lawrence rushes on a quarterback keeper during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Boston College, in Clemson, S.C. Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and tailback Travis Etienne love competing on the same side with the top-ranked Tigers. If they keep playing as they have, they may be competing against each other for college football's biggest individual prize, the Heisman Trophy. (AP Photo/Richsard Shiro, File)

Clemson duo of QB Lawrence, RB Etienne in line for Heisman

Oct. 13, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and tailback Travis Etienne are doing their best to complement each other as teammates as they trample opponents. They're also giving Heisman Trophy voters plenty to think about down the road. “There's not two better football players in the country than...

Alabama quarterback Mac Jones (10) throws a 3-yard touchdown pass to tight end Miller Forristall (87) as Mississippi linebacker Daylen Gill (14) defends during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Alabama won 63-48. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Can 2 vs. 3 be Game of the Century?

Oct. 12, 2020 2:38 AM EDT

If a No. 2 vs. No. 3 matchup can be a Game of the Century, this might be it. No. 2 Alabama hosts No. 3 Georgia on Saturday after the Crimson Tide and Bulldogs held their spots behind No. 1 Clemson in the latest AP Top 25. The Tigers received 59 first-place votes, but don't be surprised if that changes...

No. 1 Clemson brushes off latest ACC challenger for the top

Oct. 11, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has seen this so many times before: A rising, well-hyped Atlantic Coast Conference challenger eager for the chance to take down the top-rated Tigers. He's also familiar with how these matchups typically turn out. It happened once more Saturday night with...