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Undefeated Clemson makes huge jump in AP Poll

The Tigers continue to rise as their impressive play gets more notice.

In a week that included handing in-state rival South Carolina their first loss and knocking TCU down from the high of a miracle buzzer-beater in the previous game, the undefeated Clemson Tigers are finally starting to gain some national recognition.

After debuting at No. 24 in last week's AP Poll, Clemson has jumped up 11 spots, all the way to No. 13 in the country.

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Clemson Basketball moved up to No. 13 in the AP Poll

Becoming a top 15 team certainly isn't the ultimate goal for this group but it does ensure that every game the Tigers step on the floor from now on will have numerous eyes on it.

Clemson is now the second highest-ranked team in the ACC, only behind No. 9 North Carolina who sits at 7-2 after losing their most recent game to No. 5 UConn. 

Other ACC members ranked this week are Duke at 21, Virginia at 22, and Miami at 24. Very few conference games have been played yet but the Tigers are already marking themselves as one game everyone in the ACC will begin to circle as long as their success continues.

With their new ranking, Clemson will travel to Memphis this Saturday in a battle of Tigers. Memphis is 7-2 and just took down the formerly 21st-ranked Texas A&M Aggies.

Associated Press Top 25 Poll

  1. Arizona
  2. Kansas
  3. Purdue
  4. Houston
  5. UConn
  6. Baylor
  7. Marquette
  8. Creighton
  9. North Carolina
  10. Gonzaga
  11. Oklahoma
  12. Tennessee
  13. Clemson
  14. Kentucky
  15. Florida Atlantic
  16. Illinois
  17. Colorado State
  18. BYU
  19. Texas
  20. James Madison
  21. Duke
  22. Virginia
  23. Wisconsin
  24. Miami
  25. Northwestern