We're back to a somewhat normal schedule this week. No Dabo interview on Wednesday evening this week because of the Friday game, but we players interviews today. We did not get coordinators, again, because of the shortened week. It was interesting to hear Skalski talk about the rankings because the players rarely have done that over the years. Dabo has them well trained in that regard. So for him to bring up the fact that they feel disrespected by the AP Poll voters, it means they are really angry about it! And they should be, as I've been saying ever since the AP Poll dropped them 16 spots after the double-overtime loss at NC State. That was patently absurd. And then they dropped out of the top 25 altogether after beating Georgia Tech! Meanwhile, you have Arkansas, which also has 2 losses, including a blowout 37-0 loss to Georgia's backup quarterback, still ranked as high as No.17! Clemson faced Georgia's starting quarterback, held them to 3 points and only lost because of a pick-six. And the Tigers' other loss, of course, was a game in which they led a ranked team in overtime on the road. The AP Poll has become an absolute laughing stock. I said it back then: I feel like there is Clemson fatigue and the AP voters were just waiting for an opportunity to crop Clemson out of the rankings for the first time in 7 years. The Tigers never dropped out of the Coaches' Poll top 25, incidentally. You cannot tell me there are 10 teams in the nation that would beat this Clemson defense on any given Saturday, let alone 25! It will work itself out in the end because the idiotic AP voters will have no choice but to rank the Tigers when they are 6-2 or 7-2, but it's just irritating that a once legitimate and respected poll has become such a joke with irresponsible, unprofessional voters.
Our interviews with DJ, Skalski, Murphy, Spector, McFadden and Ennis are below!
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