Alabama is ranked in the top position for the third straight week, while Ohio State jumped three spots to number-two. Michigan was third last week and stayed third despite a loss at Iowa last Saturday. Clemson dropped from second to fourth with a 43-42 loss at home to Pittsburgh.
Louisville improved from sixth to fifth with a victory over Wake Forest, while Washington dropped from fourth to sixth after losing at home to Southern California. Wisconsin, Penn State, Oklahoma and Colorado finish out the top 10.
Clemson owns three wins over teams ranked in the top 25 of the College Football Playoff Poll including two on the road. The Tigers defeated No. 5 Louisville, won at No. 15 Auburn and aqt No. 17 Florida State. The Tigers also own a win over Troy, ranked No. 25 in the nation in the AP poll this week. Clemson is the only school in the nation with four wins over AP Top 25 teams.
Clemson’s win over No. 5 Louisville is the highest ranked win among the top four teams in the CFP.
Clemson faces Wake Forest on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Wake Forest. A Clemson victory will give Clemson the ACC Atlantic Division Championship and a sixth straight season of at least 10 wins. Clemson would become just the 11th program in college football history with at least six consecutive 10-win seasons. A victory on Saturday would also give Clemson consecutive perfect road records of 5-0 for the second straight season, a first in school history.
College Football Playoff Poll
November 15, 2016
1. Alabama, 2. Ohio State, 3 Michigan, 4. Clemson, 5. Louisville, 6. Washington, 7. Wisconsin, 8. Penn State, 9. Oklahoma, 10. Colorado, 11. Oklahoma State, 12. Utah, 13. Southern California, 14. West Virginia, 15. Auburn, 16. LSu, 17. Florida State, 18. Nebraska, 19. Tennessee, 20. Boise State, 21. Western Michigan, 22. Washington State, 23. Florida, 24. Stanford, 25. Texas A& M.