Clemson ranked No. 2 in final pre-CFP Coaches Poll

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Clemson ranked No. 2 in final pre-CFP Coaches Poll

Clemson was ranked No. 2 in the final Coaches Poll before the College Football Playoff.

The Tigers (1538 points) garnered two first-place votes to easily out-pace the rest for the No. 2 spot behind Alabama (62 first-place votes), with Notre Dame at No. 3 (1460 points) and Oklahoma at No. 4 (1375 points).

AP's projected Playoff would leave out Ohio State (1326 points) and Georgia (1316), as well as UCF (1218).

Former Clemson opponents check in at No. 17 (Syracuse) and No. 20 (Texas A&M).


1 Alabama 13-0

2 Clemson 13-0

3 Notre Dame 12-0

4 Oklahoma 12-1

5 Ohio State 12-1

6 Georgia 11-2

7 Central Florida 12-0

8 Michigan 10-2

9 Washington 10-3

10 Florida 9-3

11 Louisiana State 9-3

12 Penn State 9-3

13 Washington State 10-2

14 Texas 9-4

15 Kentucky 9-3

16 West Virginia 8-3

17 Syracuse 9-3

18 Mississippi State 8-4

19 Utah 9-4

20 Texas A&M 8-4

21 Fresno State 11-2

22 Northwestern 8-5

23 Utah State 10-2

24 Boise State 10-3

25 Army 9-2

Others Receiving Votes

Iowa State 87; NC State 63; Cincinnati 62; Missouri 61; Appalachian State 32; Iowa 19; Stanford 9; Oregon 5; UAB 4; Buffalo 1; Georgia Southern 1.

List of Voters

The Amway Board of Coaches is made up of 65 head coaches at Bowl Subdivision schools. All are members of the American Football Coaches Association. The board for the 2018 season: Blake Anderson, Arkansas State; Major Applewhite, Houston; Dino Babers, Syracuse; Mike Bloomgren, Rice; John Bonamego, Central Michigan; Terry Bowden, Akron; Jeff Brohm, Purdue; Neal Brown, Troy; Troy Calhoun, Air Force; Rod Carey, Northern Illinois; Bill Clark, Alabama-Birmingham; Dave Clawson, Wake Forest; Geoff Collins, Temple; David Cutcliffe, Duke; Mark Dantonio, Michigan State; Bob Davie, New Mexico; Butch Davis, Florida International; Dana Dimel, Texas-El Paso; Herm Edwards, Arizona State; Luke Fickell, Cincinnati; Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M; Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern; P.J. Fleck, Minnesota; James Franklin, Penn State; Willie Fritz, Tulane; Scott Frost, Nebraska; Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech; Turner Gill, Liberty; Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State; Bryan Harsin, Boise State; Clay Helton, Southern California; Tom Herman, Texas; Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia; Mike Jinks, Bowling Green; Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech; Brad Lambert, Charlotte; Mike Leach, Washington State; Lance Leipold, Buffalo; Tim Lester, Western Michigan; Seth Littrell, North Texas; Rocky Long, San Diego State; Chad Lunsford, Georgia Southern; Mike MacIntyre, Colorado; Gus Malzahn, Auburn; Doug Martin, New Mexico State; Urban Meyer, Ohio State; Jeff Monken, Army; Dan Mullen, Florida; Pat Narduzzi, Pittsburgh; Ken Niumatalolo, Navy; Jay Norvell, Nevada; Barry Odom, Missouri; Ed Orgeron, LSU; Gary Patterson, TCU; Chris Petersen, Washington; Bobby Petrino, Louisville; Nick Saban, Alabama; Scott Satterfield, Appalachian State; Kirby Smart, Georgia; Rick Stockstill, Middle Tennessee; Charlie Strong, South Florida; Dabo Swinney, Clemson; Jeff Tedford, Fresno State; Kyle Whittingham, Utah; Everett Withers, Texas State.

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