2018 Tigers ranked No. 5 in ESPN 150 greatest teams


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2018 Tigers ranked No. 5 in ESPN 150 greatest teams

Clemson's 2018 championship rings read 'Best Ever,' as do several banners around the Clemson football facilities.

And while they are the only team to ever finish 15-0, ESPN had them No. 5 in their greatest teams ranking in celebration of 150 years of college football.

Nebraska's 13-0 1971 takes the top spot, followed by 2004 USC (13-0), 1972 USC (12-0) and 1995 Nebraska (12-0).

"The (1971) Huskers held 10 of their 13 opponents to seven points or fewer," ESPN writes. "Only No. 2 Oklahoma scored more than 17. On Thanksgiving Day, the Huskers beat the Sooners 35-31 in a "Game of the Century." Nebraska crushed No. 2 Alabama 38-6 in the Orange Bowl. The only other ranked opponent, No. 9 Colorado, went down 31-7. Nebraska, Oklahoma, Colorado and Alabama finished 1-2-3-4 that season, which meant the Huskers defeated the next three in the final poll, routing two of them."

On Clemson's 2018 team, ESPN wrote:

"Clemson dominated thanks to a coming-of-age season by freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who took over as starter for Kelly Bryant in the fifth game. That might be why Clemson won its last 10 games by at least 20 points. The offense averaged 526 yards per game, but the defense, which held eight teams to 10 points or fewer, carried the load. Clemson gave up 13 points per game, best in the nation, and 291 yards per game, sixth in the FBS."

Clemson's 1981 championship team checked in at No. 40 and 2016 ranked No. 63.

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spacer Nebraska has fallen off the map***
ColaTownTiger
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BBBII®
spacer Nebraska has fallen off the map***
ColaTownTiger
spacer Whoa Nellie, I recall 2018 Alabama was the greatest team of
RoperMtn®
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RoperMtn®
spacer Actually no one ever said that.***
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FlaTiger81
spacer Come on. Some of those teams would've gone 15-0 as well had
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spacer 2004 USC has to be a joke
omaha_in_07
spacer The best Clemson team of all-time was the 2015 team...
uproar84®
spacer Nah... defense faded down the stretch. I don't know if it was a lack
TigersAndCubs
spacer Oklahoma clearly did not want to be there...
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spacer They were arguably the best. A case can be
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spacer Pretty good.
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spacer South Carolina is all over that list
TigerCook®
spacer None of the others listed ever had to go thru a playoff ...
apextiger®
spacer Some of them certainly could have
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apextiger®
spacer I don’t know man. The 3 schools with arguably the best
josephg®
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apextiger®
spacer That '71 Nebraska team was sick!
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spacer Also, one of the games that convinced him to use
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