ESPN ranked Clemson #1 in early Top 25 Poll

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Clemson is ranked No. 1 in the nation in the ESPN's Way too Early Top 25 Poll for 2016 on Tuesday morning.

"The Tigers look built to last, having won more than 10 games in each of the past five seasons and reaching the College Football Playoff National Championship this past season," ESPN said. "The Tigers have to replace a couple of key pieces on both lines of scrimmage, especially All-America defensive end Shaq Lawson, but they had nine new starting linemen in 2015. With quarterback Deshaun Watson coming back, they'll have a chance to reach the playoffs for the second straight season. Clemson's schedule will be more than manageable if it can survive a road game at Florida State."

Clemson fans are very disappointed about the National Championship loss against Alabama tonight but the football team might be back next year.

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