Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Digest: Clemson Climbs Past Sooners in Football Rankings

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Digest: Clemson Climbs Past Sooners in Football Rankings

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Clemson climbs over Sooners in football rankings

Clemson moved up to No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll, jumping Oklahoma and closing in on Alabama after beating a team ranked in the Top 15 for the second straight week.

The Tigers received 15 first-place votes, the most the defending national champions have received this season, and 1,446 points Sunday after beating Louisville 47-21 on the road. Alabama remains No. 1 with 45 first-place votes and 1,504 points.

Oklahoma slipped one spot to No. 3. The Sooners received the remaining first-place vote.

Penn State moved up a spot to No. 4, flip-flopping with No. 5 Southern California. Oklahoma State rose three spots to No. 6, its best ranking since late in the 2013 season.

Auburn backup QB arrested * Auburn backup quarterback Sean White has been arrested on a charge of public intoxication.

Jail records show that the 21-year-old White was taken to the Lee County (Ala.) Detention Center at 3:28 a.m. Sunday. He was jailed on $500 bond.

An Auburn spokesman says coach Gus Malzahn is aware of the situation and still gathering all the facts.

White had been suspended for undisclosed reasons for the first two games. He started 16 games the past two seasons but lost the preseason competition for the job to transfer Jarrett Stidham.

Islanders at old home * Nearly 2 1/2 years after last playing at the Nassau Coliseum, John Tavares and the New York Islanders gave their fans something to cheer about back at their refurbished former home.

The Islanders returned to the Coliseum for a day for a preseason game against Philadelphia, but that didn't matter to fans clamoring for the team's return from Brooklyn. They showed up early Sunday morning to tailgate and participate in pregame festivities outside, including a museum truck and a virtual reality Zamboni experience, and to take pictures with the Stanley Cup.

"It's nice to be back home," said Andrew Gagnon, a student at nearby Hofstra University who arrived at 9 a. …

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