BCS notes on Clemson

Here's a little background for you courtesy of ESPN's Stats & Info department on Clemson's No. 5 ranking in the latest BCS standings:

  • It's the program's first-ever week in the top five of the BCS standings.

  • It is Clemson's highest ranking in the BCS standings. The previous best was No. 7, which occurred last week and also on October 22, 2000.

  • Clemson is 8-0 for just the fourth time in school history (1948, 1981, 2000, 2011).

  • However, the Tigers could be on upset alert next week when they take on Georgia Tech. The last time Clemson started 8-0, in 2000, the Tigers also beat the Tar Heels to improve to 8-0, before losing to Georgia Tech the next week. They finished that year 9-3.