CRAWFORD | Louisville remains No. 3, Clemson at No. 5 in AP poll ahead of matchup Saturday
Louisville and Clemson held onto their spots in the AP Top 25 ahead of their big matchup in South Carolina on Thursday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The University of Louisville football team, following its 59-28 win at Marshall, held onto its No. 3 spot in the Associated Press Top 25, setting up only the fifth Atlantic Coast Conference game ever featuring a pair of Top 5 teams.
Clemson held at No. 5, and will welcome the Cardinals on Saturday at 8 p.m. It will mark the second time in three games the Cards have been a participant in ESPN's College GameDay, which will originate in Clemson on Friday and Saturday. There were no changes in the top seven of the AP poll. See the complete poll here.
Louisville's win Saturday was the program's first when ranked as high as No. 3 in the nation. Clemson beat Georgia Tech 26-7 last Thursday to end a four-game losing streak to the Yellowjackets in games in Atlanta. The Tigers have been ranked in the top 6 of the AP poll since the sixth week of last season, including a five-week stretch at No. 1 that ended with a 45-40 loss to Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship game. That has been Clemson's only loss in that stretch.
The teams also held their positions in the Amway Coaches Poll, with Clemson at No. 3 and Louisville No. 4.
The Cardinals come into the game leading the nation in total offense at 682 yards per game and in scoring offense at 63.5 points per contest.
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