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


by - Staff Writer -
Clemson is your preseason No. 1 for both traditional college football polls.
Clemson is your preseason No. 1 for both traditional college football polls.

Clemson completed an unprecedented preseason No. 1 sweep of the traditional college football polls with the release of the Associated Press Top 25 on Monday.

The Tigers had not been preseason No. 1 in either the AP or USA TODAY Coaches rankings going into the 2019 season but were comfortable top vote-getters in each this month.

Clemson is out front in the AP Top 25 with 1,540 points (52 first-place votes), followed by Alabama (1,496; 10 first-place votes), Georgia (1,403), Oklahoma (1,331) and Ohio State (1,261).

From the ACC, the Tigers are joined in the AP ranking by week three opponent Syracuse, at No. 22.

Clemson had a run going of out-performing its AP ranking in each of the last five seasons, including going from No. 2 to No. 1 in the 2016 and 2018 campaigns. Dabo Swinney's group look to be only the third team in the last 16 years to finish No. 1 after being the AP preseason No. 1.

AP Preseason Top 25

Rnk Team (2018 record) Points

1 Clemson (15-0) 1,540

2 Alabama (14-1) 1,496

3 Georgia (11-3) 1,403

4 Oklahoma (12-2) 1,331

5 Ohio State (12-2) 1,261

6 LSU (10-3) 1,199

7 Michigan (8-5) 1,164

8 Florida (10-3) 1,054

9 Notre Dame (12-1) 1,044

10 Texas (10-4) 1,005

11 Oregon (9-4) 860

12 Texas A&M (7-6) 852

13 Washington (10-4) 786

14 Utah (9-5) 772

15 Penn State (9-4) 651

16 Auburn (8-5) 578

17 UCF (13-0) 410

18 Michigan State (10-3) 377

19 Wisconsin (8-5) 370

20 Iowa (8-5) 330

21 Iowa State (8-5) 302

22 Syracuse (10-3) 209

23 Washington State (11-2) 200

24 Nebraska (4-8) 154

25 Stanford (9-4) 141

Others receiving votes:

Missouri 117, Army 94, Mississippi State 87, Miami (FL) 70, Northwestern 63, TCU 57, Virginia 44, Boise State 38, Cincinnati 16, South Carolina 15, Virginia Tech 12, Fresno State 8, Utah State 8, Minnesota 7, Memphis 6, Appalachian State 5, West Virginia 3, Oklahoma State 3, Arizona State 3, Arizona 1, USC 1

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