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Texas A&M surges as Alabama, Georgia trail No. 1 Clemson


USA TODAY Sports’ Paul Myerberg breaks down the latest Amway Coaches Poll.


Saturday’s round of wild college football games with a few unexpected results caused considerable shakeup in the Amway Coaches Poll, though Clemson and Alabama continue to lead the way.

Clemson strengthened its hold on the No. 1 ranking after dispatching then-No. 7 Miami (Fla.) in convincing fashion. The Tigers received 55 of 62 first-place votes this week, extending its lead over the Crimson Tide to 65 poll points. The Hurricanes were demoted to No. 12.

Alabama retained five firsts and is still solidly at No. 2, though they needed all the offensive firepower they could muster to stave off unranked Mississippi.

Georgia, which heads to Alabama next week, now holds the No. 3 position alone after the Bulldogs pulled away from Tennessee and Florida fell to Texas A&M. Notre Dame, which got back on the

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U.Va. and Virginia Tech are motivated by embarrassing losses last season against Clemson, Duke

Never has the glare of stadium lights or the intrusive eye of television cameras made Virginia cornerback Nick Grant feel quite so naked on an athletic field as he did in December in a 62-17 loss to Clemson in the ACC championship.

More than two months earlier in Blacksburg, Virginia Tech linebacker Alan Tisdale had a similar experience. All the humiliation of Virginia Tech’s 45-10 loss at home to Duke last season hasn’t escaped Tisdale’s memories, but like Grant and his Virginia teammates, Tisdale and Tech will have their chances Saturday to redeem themselves.

“I feel like that was the first time a lot of us got truly embarrassed like that on national television, especially on a big stage in an ACC championship,” Grant said. “We understand now going into this season, no matter what … all roads lead to Clemson to win the ACC, so it’s just another step

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Live updates of college football scores, news: Notre Dame blanks South Florida, Clemson cruising

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5:44 p.m.: No. 7 Notre Dame finished off a 52-0 win against South Florida. Ian Book was 12-for-19 passing for 143 yards and ran for three touchdowns to lead the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame (2-0) is scheduled to hit the road for the first time this season when it travels to Wake Forest next week. Meanwhile, No. 1 Clemson leads The Citadel 49-0 at halftime.

5:14 p.m.: Georgia Tech got a much-needed score just before halftime. Quarterback Jeff Sims drove the Yellow Jackets down the field and hit Jahmyr Gibbs for a 9-yard touchdown with 1:14 left in the second quarter. No. 14 UCF leads 28-14 at halftime.

4:50 p.m.: Just a reminder that we’re going to keep this thing rolling all day. Matt Wenzel will take over shortly and guide you through the rest

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