Dabo Swinney comments on dropping in AP Top 25 poll yet again
The continued drop in the polls is beginning to develop some serious reaction out of Clemson, from its fans and media, but most notably, coach Dabo Swinney.
The undefeated Tigers fell to No. 4 in this week’s Associated Press poll despite their 45-10 victory at Louisville. The Tigers were ranked No. 3 last week, but the initial fall came after the narrow victory over North Carolina. The last two weeks, Clemson has won by 31 and 35 points.
Swinney laughed at a question about it, and said nothing surprises him about things like the polls.
“We are winning by average of 28 points, and last year this time we were winning by 28.7 points,” Swinney said on a Sunday evening media teleconference, according to audio from SportsTalkSC. “That 0.7 is elusive, and we’re chasing that. It’s probably the greatest 0.7 out there, but we’ll keep working. I don’t really worry about that stuff. We just try to take care of business week in and week out, work our tails off to get better, we’ve got a lot to improve. Everybody can have whatever opinions they want, it doesn’t matter. What matters is us trying to close out October in a strong and get ready to try to win this division and win this league and whatever’s after that, hopefully we’ll be positioned well.”
Clemson plays host to Boston College on homecoming this week, and then has Wofford, at N.C. State, Wake Forest and an off week before going to South Carolina.