Clemson ranked in Top 15 of ESPN's CFB Power Rankings

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ESPN has released its latest College Football Power Rankings on Monday afternoon and the Clemson football team is ranked #13th overall.

"Forgive Dabo Swinney if he can't stop staring at his quarterback's left knee," ESPN said. "Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson
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's ACL, torn in December and surgically repaired over the winter, needs to be sturdy enough not just to carry his 6-foot-2, 205-pound frame through opposing defenses. It needs to be strong enough to carry Clemson to its highest preseason expectations since, um ... the Danny Ford era?"

ESPN's FPI has Clemson with 8.9 projected wins and a 26.2% chance to win the ACC conference. Another interesting note is that Vegas has Clemson winning the national championship at 20-1 odds.

Clemson has had four straight 10-win seasons, a first for the program since Clemson had four straight 10-win seasons between 1987-90 and it also the first time the Tigers have won three straight bowl games since 1986-90.

Clemson's chances to win each game according to ESPN's FPI:

09.05 vs. Wofford: 99.7%
09.12 vs. Appalachian State: 82.6%
09.17 @ Louisville: 62.8%
10.03 vs. Notre Dame: 54.8%
10.10 vs. Georgia Tech: 63.1%
10.17 vs. Boston College: 88.8%
10.24 @ Miami: 53.1%
10.31 @ N.C. State: 61.5%
11.07 vs. Florida State: 61.0%
11.14 @ Syracuse: 83.6%
11.21 vs. Wake Forest: 93.1%
11.28 @ South Carolina: 60.0%

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