Clemson's receiver trio comes up big vs. Bama in title game

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mike Williams took a few steps backward after the final snap, flopped to the ground and waited for the confetti to start falling.

It was his least acrobatic move of the night.

  • Written by MARK LONG , AP Sports Writer

USC jumps to No. 3 behind Clemson, 'Bama in final AP poll

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Clemson finished atop The Associated Press College football poll Tuesday, knocking Alabama from the spot it held all season, and Southern California became the first team to finish as high as No. 3 with three losses.

  • Written by RALPH D. RUSSO , AP College Football Writer