Top 10 Clemson Tigers Football Teams of All-Time


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Athlon Sports ranks the best Tigers teams since the AP Poll debuted in 1934.

#3. 2012 (11-2, 7-1)
Head Coach: Dabo Swinney

From a talent perspective, few teams in program history can compare to the 2012 squad led by Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
RS Sr. Quarterback
#10 6-1, 225
Hampton, VA

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, Andre EllingtonAndre Ellington
Running Back
#23 5-10, 195
Moncks Corner, SC

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, DeAndre HopkinsDeAndre Hopkins
Wide Receiver
#6 6-2, 205
Central, SC

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, Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
Jr. Wide Receiver
#2 6-1, 205
Fort Myers, FL

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and Dalton FreemanDalton Freeman
Center
#55 6-5, 265
Pelion, SC

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on offense. This is the only team in school history to top 500 points (533) and its No. 11 final AP ranking was the best since 1990 (No. 9). This team lost just one game on the road against No. 4 Florida State, who won the ACC crown. The Tigers were one of the few ACC teams to hold its own against the vaunted SEC, by defeating LSU in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl and Auburn in the Kickoff Classic. This team wasn’t decorated like other championship-winning teams, but this might be the most talented roster ever assembled in Death Valley and is why the Tigers are the 2013 frontrunner in the ACC.

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Football Update: Top 10 Clemson Tigers Football Teams of All-Time
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Spot the #### ball!!!***
BentZero
go generals!
deadsolidperfect
We were in the same conference with West Virginny? Who
cutigerbob®
bob, when it's -20 in a backwoods wvirginny coal town & your
deadsolidperfect
Good point. Even worse when your sister runs off with your
cutigerbob®
The 1990 squad had the potential to win it all...if not for
cutigerbob®
you sir
truetiger1998
I would have put 89 ahead of 87 and where's 83?
yorkmike®
Re: I would have put 89 ahead of 87 and where's 83?
tigrbybirth
yes***
truetiger1998
1990 not even on the list???***
TigersAndCubs
Re: 1990 not even on the list???***
tigrbybirth
Poor Tommy Bowden... not a single team in the top 15!***
tplemin
Re: Football Update: Top 10 Clemson Tigers Football Teams of All-Time
Memphis Tiger®
Are you kidding? #3?? 1978, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1988, 1989...
kbtiger®
Re: Are you kidding? #3?? 1978, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1988, 1989...
allorangeallthetime52®
They had some pretty strong teams in the late 80"s too.***
kbtiger®
A successful season STARTS with beating USuCk...PERIOD***
wyletigr
Re: A successful season STARTS with beating USuCk...PERIOD***
deleted
It might be measured by beating the coots, but we've never "started" a year with them have we?***
Btwiceborn®
The 1989 team should be much higher on that list***
tigerking79®
Interesting link on the athlon page….
tigerking79®
Very interesting indeed................!***
Lakedude
2012's defense drops it out of the top five in my opinion.
argonaut1992®
Re: 2012's defense drops it out of the top five in my opinion.
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: 2012's defense drops it out of the top five in my opinion.
GreenvilleSCtiger
IMO 2012 team doesn't stand up overall to 81, 82, 83 or
lightbulbbill®

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