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AP Top 25 Reality Check: Clemson shows staying power in poll


November 15, 2020

Clemson lost at Syracuse on Oct. 13, 2017, and fell five spots to No. 7 in the AP Top 25 the following day.

The Tigers needed a few weeks to climb back into the top-five and settled in at No. 4 after winning at No. 20 North Carolina State in early November.

The Tigers have been a fixture in the top-five ever since. On Sunday — after an open week for No. 4 Clemson — the Tigers' streak of top-five appearances reached 50, the longest active streak in the country and the third-best in the history of the AP poll.

After only one top-five team played this weekend — three had their games call...

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