Clemson ranked No. 3 in preseason CFB ranking


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Clemson starts where it began the 2018 campaign but the No. 1 team is projected further out from the pack.
Clemson starts where it began the 2018 campaign but the No. 1 team is projected further out from the pack.

SB Nation released its 2019 S&P+ preseason rankings on Monday, where Clemson starts in the same place it did in 2018.

Clemson is No. 3 in the metric, ranking third-best nationally in returning production with a 5-year average also at No. 3.

Alabama has a bigger edge on the rest of the field in this ranking compared to 2018 - almost five points clear of No. 2 in Georgia (35.4-30.7). Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide sweep No. 1 rankings in the three fields of recruiting impact, returning production and 5-year average. Clemson ranks 10th in recruiting impact, while Georgia is No. 2 there and in returning production (7th in 5-year average).

Two Clemson opponents rank in the top-20 with Texas A&M (No. 13; No. 8 in recruiting impact and No. 13 returning production) and South Carolina (No. 18; No. 19 in recruiting impact and No. 20 in returning production).

The highest-ranked ACC foe is Florida State (28th), followed by NC State (47th), Syracuse (56th), North Carolina (61st), Wake Forest (62nd), Boston College (72nd), Louisville (87th) and Georgia Tech (89th).

Clemson is projected with a top-10 offense (3) and defense (8), joining Alabama (No. 2 offense/No. 10 defense) and Georgia (No. 4 offense/No. 6 defense) with that distinction.

Alabama was last S&P+ preseason No. 1 in its 2017 national title season, where it was projected as eight points clear of the No. 2 team (Ohio State). Ohio State paced the metric preseason last year (12-2 final record).

While projecting a dead-heat in the title game, the S&P+ metric did favor Alabama quite a bit last year - the Crimson Tide finishing No. 1 (36.3) with Clemson (29.7) third behind Georgia (32.9).

S&P+ Preseason Top-5
Alabama - 35.4
Georgia - 30.7
Clemson - 29.9
LSU - 25.8
Oklahoma - 25

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moodytiger
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Tigerman1978
spacer Not according to the article."Recruiting impact" was at #10.***
SOLOS®
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big monk
spacer You actually do. He added a conference adjustment this
TigersAndCubs
spacer Alabama’s offense ranked higher than ours
92MEGrad®
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RickyC78
spacer Love it
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ZeeGantt®
spacer There is no way this ranking can be worthwhile.
CUTiger1989®
spacer I could care less***
cutigerbob®
spacer Well, look what the cat dragged in ...
CUTiger1989®
spacer you misspelled "couldn't"***
RU4GOD2®
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wewillROCKyou
spacer Amazing how far FSU has fallen.
ATL PAW MAN®
spacer hilarious at this point isnt' it....
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HillRockTiger
spacer MEGADITTOES to ^^^ THIS ^^^!!!
Uncle Bill®
spacer I thought it was usually way less than 150!***
longtallsam®
spacer lsu has been so successful the past few years***
henry®
spacer Good, more to prove, play with a chip on the shoulder!***
tigeron®
spacer It's a ranked analysis, which
Salty55
spacer There Ya GO...
lightbulbbill®
spacer Re: There Ya GO...
big monk
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Oculus
spacer 44-16***
ColaTownTiger
spacer Probably due to glaring question marks at the QB position.
twill
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dabrian®
spacer Dang, that didn't take long. 28 points? Psst, get on the second bus***
nail biting tiger fan1®
spacer Bama will be the BEST TEAM EVER (again)
OrangeATL
spacer We musta left some doubts.
Harley®
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wewillROCKyou
spacer ACC! ACC! ACC!***
ninetytwotiger®
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CUAllTheWay®
spacer Playoff is in Atlanta if we have the choice... NCG in NOLA.
SOLOS®
spacer In all honesty, what the #### has UGA done to merit that
CM Shack
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FutureDoc
spacer I wish they hadn't even ranked us.
BengalBilly
spacer Ok I get the Bama Thing....But Georgia Hhahahahhahahah
morbidtiger®
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CUAllTheWay®
spacer Irrelevant***
TigerzzRoar®
spacer Where would I find their formulae and the stats used...? Thanks.***
SOLOS®
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Tigerman1978
spacer Thanks again... I now have about a dozen questions to ask.
SOLOS®
spacer Which SEC team
7173TIGER®
spacer We only beat Bammer by 28...
JKBtigerpaw
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wewillROCKyou
spacer That is hilarious
8992Tiger
spacer I like how Law year turned out with these rankings
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Orange Lightning
spacer Does this mean Bama recovers their ...,
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CK1
spacer Overthinking it...
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