Clemson is back at No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll behind top-ranked Alabama, moving up to where it started, after a convincing victory and Ohio State's first loss of the season.
The Crimson Tide are a unanimous No. 1, with all 61 first-place votes Sunday, for the first time this season.
The Tigers trailed only Alabama in the preseason rankings, but a couple of close wins in September - combined with seemingly impressive performances by other highly ranked teams - dragged Clemson to as low as No. 4.