Clemson enjoyed another convincing victory on Saturday to solidify its No. 2 ranking in the latest AP Poll. However, there were four voters who excluded the Tigers from their Top-3, according to Kerry Miller of Bleacher Report.
Among them was Steve Batterson who, according to Miller, had Clemson ranked No. 5 overall behind USC.
The Tigers defeated Louisville, 47-21, at Papa John’s Stadium on Saturday night. They also beat a top-15 Auburn at home this season and is the only team to beat two top-15 teams this season.
Clemson hasn’t experienced anything close to a national championship hangover thus far even after needing to replace former three-year starter and Heisman finalist Deshaun Watson.
Junior Kelly Bryant has been outstanding in the absence of Watson, including a big performance on Saturday that included throwing for 316 yards and a touchdown, as well as 26 yards and two scores on 18 rushing attempts against a solid Louisville defense.
Even without the four votes, Clemson still managed to earn a No. 2 overall ranking on Sunday and doesn’t seem to be losing it any time soon.