Sunday, November 29, 2009

AP poll: Heels out, Tigers clinging

North Carolina is out and Clemson is barely hanging on in the latest Associated Press college football Top 25 poll.

The Tar Heels, which lost to rival N.C. State, 28-27 Saturday, fell completely out of the poll. The Heels were ranked No. 23 heading into the game.

Clemson, which lost 34-17 to rival South Carolina Saturday, fell all the way from No. 15 to 25.

The Tar Heels still picked up a few votes, as did East Carolina.

At the top of the poll are No. 1 Florida and No. 2 Alabama, which meet Dec. 5 in the SEC championship game.

-- Staff reports