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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)

Lawrence leads midyear honors in ACC with mistake-free play

Oct. 21, 2020 12:44 PM EDT

Trevor Lawrence has been at his best from the start for top-ranked Clemson. The junior is again putting up big numbers but avoiding interceptions that plagued him early last season, which has the Tigers’ offense humming at a pace difficult to match. That’s why the Heisman Trophy candidate and...

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)

AP Top 25: Clemson remains overwhelming No. 1 over Alabama

Oct. 18, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

Clemson easily held off Alabama on Sunday to retain the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press college football poll, extending its longest run atop the poll to seven weeks. The Crimson Tide ran away from Georgia on Saturday night to make the case to be No. 1, but it wasn’t enough to topple the Tigers. Clemson...

POLL ALERT: Clemson easily holds off Alabama to remain No. 1; Notre Dame rises to No. 3, followed by Georgia, Ohio State

Oct. 18, 2020 2:01 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: Clemson easily holds off Alabama to remain No. 1; Notre Dame rises to No. 3, followed by Georgia, Ohio State.
Alabama quarterback Mac Jones (10) passes while being pursued by Mississippi defensive end Ryder Anderson (89) 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 Takeaways: Path to 2 SEC in CFP is through Tide

Oct. 18, 2020 10:38 AM EDT

Round One goes to Alabama. The question now is will this be the first of two meetings between the second-ranked Crimson Tide and No. 3 Georgia? Or maybe the first of three? The Southeastern Conference is the only league to put multiple teams in the College Football Playoff and is always a threat to do so again....

Lawrence throws 5 TDs, No. 1 Clemson rolls past Georgia Tech

Oct. 17, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Trevor Lawrence wasn't focused on his near-record streak of passes without an interception, just as he has tuned out speculation he could be the first pick in next year's NFL draft. Lawrence just had his mind on leading Clemson's offense and having fun. He brushed off the first interception...

Alabama running back Najee Harris (22) runs past Mississippi linebacker MoMo Sanogo (46) 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)

Week 7: Georgia-Alabama in spotlight; schedule disrupted

Oct. 16, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

The COVID-19 pandemic is packing a punch in college football this week, nowhere harder than in the Southeastern Conference. Alabama coach Nick Saban might not be on the sideline when the No. 2 Crimson Tide hosts No. 3 Georgia on Saturday in perhaps the biggest game of the season. Saban tested positive for...

Miami quarterback D'Eriq King throws in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Florida State, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)

Hurricanes, Pittsburgh both hoping to bounce back Saturday

Oct. 15, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

Pittsburgh (3-2, 2-2 ACC) at No. 13 Miami (3-1, 2-1), Saturday at noon ET (ACC Network). Line: Miami by 13 1/2. Series record: Miami leads 27-11-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The Hurricanes are coming off a 42-17 loss to No. 1 Clemson, while the Panthers are trying to bounce back from consecutive one-point losses...

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...