After losing their second straight game — a 38-31 home game to Clemson — NC State’s football team fell from the AP Top 25.
The Pack, ranked No. 20 last week, had 101 poll points, the 27th-highest total and 46 points outside of the Top 25.
State had climbed as high as No. 14, two weeks ago, before losing by 21 at Notre Dame and dropping a close home game to the defending national champions.
State fell five spots in the coaches poll but remain in the rankings at No. 24.
Clemson moved up two spots after the win at Carter-Finley, to the No. 4 spot, one notch below the Fighting Irish. Alabama and Georgia are in the top two spots.
Other ACC teams in the rankings are unbeaten Miami, up two spots to No. 7 after being Virginia Tech. The Hokies fell four spots to No. 17.