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Clemson ranked No. 2 in top CFB programs since 2010

Clemson ranked No. 2 in top CFB programs since 2010


by - Assoc. Editor -

Clemson and Alabama are the clear alpha-dogs in the current college football landscape with their stockpiling of prestigious National Championships. Need more evidence of their dominance?

Sporting News released their ranking the Top 20 college football programs of the last decade.

The ranking system was based on National Championships (10 points each), National title game appearances (5 points each), CFB Playoff appearances (5 points each), New Year's Day Six/BCS Bowl appearances (3 points each), Heisman Trophy winners (2 points each), All-Americans, NFL Draft picks, and overall winning percentage.

Clemson was ranked No. 2 on the list behind only Alabama.

"The Tigers have trailed Ohio State and Florida State on this list until now," Sporting News said. "Dabo Swinney has brought the big-game mentality to Clemson, leading the Tigers to national championship runs in 2016 and '18. The Tigers will be in position for more with quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Case in point: The Tigers have beat all the other top-five schools on this list this decade."

The Top 20 on the list included the following teams: Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Florida State, Oklahoma, LSU, Stanford, Oregon, Auburn, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Georgia, Florida, Michigan State, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Washington, Boise State, Michigan, and USC.

Clemson's in-state rival South Carolina was not included with the top programs list.

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