Clemson cracks top-20 in latest AP rankings


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Clemson moved  up six spots in the latest AP Poll.
Clemson moved up six spots in the latest AP Poll.

Clemson moved up six spots in the latest Associated Press Top 25.

After sweeping the ACC slate this past week with a 74-70 win at Boston College and a 74-69 overtime edge on Louisville, the Tigers jumped to No. 19.

Clemson is up to No. 5 in the RPI rankings behind Duke, Virginia, Xavier and Seton Hall. The USA TODAY Coaches Poll ranked them No. 17 on Monday, which matched the Tigers' highest ranking in any poll since Jan. 2010.

Up next for Clemson is a trip to NC State on Thursday (9 p.m./ESPN), which just knocked off previous No. 2 Duke, 96-85.

AP Poll - Jan. 8
Record Pts Prv
1. Villanova (52) 14-1 1611 3
2. West Virginia (12) 14-1 1559 6
3. Virginia (1) 14-1 1438 8
4. Michigan St. 15-2 1390 1
5. Purdue 15-2 1225 13
5. Wichita St. 13-2 1225 9
7. Duke 13-2 1222 2
8. Texas Tech 14-1 1174 18
9. Oklahoma 12-2 1152 7
10. Xavier 15-2 1050 5
11. Arizona St 13-2 1036 4
12. Kansas 12-3 888 10
13. Seton Hall 14-2 759 21
14. Cincinnati 14-2 739 19
15. Gonzaga 14-3 676 19
16. TCU 13-2 621 16
17. Arizona 12-4 537 14
18. Miami 13-2 502 15
19. Clemson 14-1 465 25
20. North Carolina 12-4 423 12
21. Kentucky 12-3 314 17
22. Auburn 14-1 243 -
23. Florida St. 12-3 202 24
24. Tennessee 10-4 198 23
25. Creighton 13-3 160 -

Others receiving votes: Notre Dame 121, Florida 85, Texas A&M 62, Ohio St. 29, Rhode Island 7, Michigan 5, Nevada 2, Baylor 2, New Mexico St. 1, Georgia 1, Arkansas 1.

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