Clemson ranked No. 2 in Phil Steele's preseason rankings

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Clemson ranked No. 2 in Phil Steele's preseason rankings

College Football 'guru' Phil Steele is back with another edition of his 350-page preseason magazine and that comes with his preseason rankings.

Defending champions Clemson was ranked No. 2 in the rankings behind Alabama.

"The last couple years, they've had a close call during the regular season but it doesn't look like they will have any this year. The biggest area of concern is special teams, but they had my 109th-ranked unit last year and won the title game by 28 (points). It looks like we're headed for Alabama-Clemson Round Five — the tiebreaker!"

Steele thinks that Alabama will be motivated by their last title loss to Clemson.

"When I look at Alabama, I see their defense being stronger than last year with six starters back," Steele said on WNSP-FM 105.5. "They only lost five draft picks this year. That’s light for that side of the ball. “You have to look at 44-16. That is going to be a highly motivating factor for Alabama."

Steele's Top 25:

1 Alabama, 2 Clemson, 3 Michigan, 4 Georgia, 5 Oklahoma, 6 Ohio State, 7 LSU, 8 Utah, 9 Notre Dame, 10 Florida, 11 Texas, 12 Oregon, 13 Michigan State, 14 TCU, 15 Miami, 16 Washington, 17 Texas A&M, 18 Auburn, 19 Nebraska, 20 Penn State, 21 Iowa State, 22 Stanford, 23 Iowa, 24 Mississippi State, 25 Virginia Tech

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spacer I just don't buy the motivation argument.
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spacer The only issue I have with the rankings is
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spacer UTAH @ 8?????
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spacer I stopped reading after “guru”***
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spacer So, the biggest reason he picked Bama is because our O,
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spacer Those back-ups and injured from Bama's '18 D will be better
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spacer Well thank goodness
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spacer Bama's revenge factor/ intimidation tactics will be on full
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spacer For a guy who claims stats as the unique strength of his magazine,
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spacer Ah ok ol' Phil is at it again
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spacer If Bama's Motivation is In ACC. They'll lose 2 in-d-SEC!
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