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Clemson football program among leaders in graduation rates

Clemson football program among leaders in graduation rates
Coach Dabo Swinney has guided Clemson to the No. 1 ranking in college football. (Gerry Broome / Associated Press)

Clemson jumped to the top of the class in the first College Football Playoff rankings.

The Tigers are also getting their work done in the classroom.

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According to the latest Graduation Success Rates study released Wednesday by the NCAA, Texas Christian, Clemson and Ohio State have the best numbers of the still-unbeaten teams in the Bowl Subdivision.

TCU came in at 83.8%, Clemson was next at 83.6% and defending national champion Ohio State was third at 81.3%.

This year's release covers incoming freshmen classes from 2005-08 and calculates the percentage of all athletes who earned a degree within six years of entering school.

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Matt Johnson threw for 365 yards and four touchdowns in Bowling Green's 62-24 victory over Ohio. ... Hawaii interim Coach Chris Naeole is switching starting quarterbacks in an effort to revitalize the Rainbow Warriors. Naeole met with the media Wednesday for the first time since taking over following Norm Chow's firing Sunday. Chow's dismissal came a day after the Rainbow Warriors (2-7, 0-5 Mountain West) lost 58-7 to Air Force. The new coach is going with quarterback Ikaika Woolsey as the starter for Saturday's game against Nevada Las Vegas over USC transfer Max Wittek, who has completed only 48% of his passes, with seven touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

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