Clemson ranked No. 1 preseason for first time in Coaches Poll


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Clemson ranked No. 1 preseason for first time in Coaches Poll

History continues to be made in the Dabo Swinney era and the next stop on that road is Thursday’s preseason No. 1 ranking by the USA TODAY Coaches Poll, a school-first.

The previous bests were No. 2 rankings in 2016 and 2018, which the Tigers improved on with national championship seasons in each. Clemson earned 59 of the 65 first-place votes.

Alabama checked in at No. 2, followed by Georgia, Oklahoma and Ohio State. Among ACC reps, Syracuse rounds out the group at No. 22.

Clemson has been ranked in the top-5 preseason each of the last three seasons and bettered that ranking every time with the final poll (2016 - No. 2 to No. 1; 2017 - No. 5 to No. 4; 2018 - No. 2 to No. 1).

This is an eighth-straight Coaches Poll where Swinney’s Tigers have been ranked preseason.

It is a ninth-time in school history that Clemson has been in the Coaches’ top-10 preseason.

USA TODAY Top 25 Preseason

Rnk Team Record Points 1st votes

1 Clemson 0-0 1619 59

2 Alabama 0-0 1566 6

3 Georgia 0-0 1447

4 Oklahoma 0-0 1415

5 Ohio St. 0-0 1368

6 LSU 0-0 1218

7 Michigan 0-0 1155

8 Florida 0-0 1103

9 Notre Dame 0-0 1100

10 Texas 0-0 1038

11 Texas A&M 0-0 893

12 Washington 0-0 834

13 Oregon 0-0 787

14 Penn St. 0-0 699

15 Utah 0-0 642

16 Auburn 0-0 606

17 Wisconsin 0-0 436

17 UCF 0-0 436

19 Iowa 0-0 343

20 Michigan St. 0-0 313

21 Wash St. 0-0 274

22 Syracuse 0-0 227

23 Stanford 0-0 200

24 Iowa St. 0-0 169

25 Northwestern 0-0 161

Other receiving votes: Nebraska 152; Boise State 118; Mississippi State 111; Miami 94; Army 91; Kentucky 79; Virginia Tech 64; Texas Christian 63; Southern California 47; Utah State 32; Fresno State 32; Virginia 30; Cincinnati 25; West Virginia 24; Memphis 24; Oklahoma State 20; South Carolina 15; NC State 12; Duke 10; Boston College 5; Florida State 4; Baylor 4; Appalachian State 4; North Texas 3; Houston 3; UCLA 2; Temple 2; Arizona State 2; Troy 1; Tennessee 1; Mississippi 1; Minnesota 1.

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