Clemson Ranked #18 (ESPN/USA Today Poll)

Clemson enters the 2001 season preseason ranked #18 in the USA Today/ESPN coaches poll. The ACC features 3 teams in the Top 25, with Florida State coming in at #5, and Georgia Tech at #13. Other ACC teams receiving votes: N.C. State (39), Duke (1), and North Carolina(1). The South Carolina Gamecocks, coming off a their Outback Bowl victory over Ohio State, enter the season ranked #22.

School             Last Year
1. Florida (25)           11
2. Miami (15)              2
3. Oklahoma (8)            1
4. Nebraska (6)            7
5. Florida State (1)       4
6. Texas (2)              12 
7. Tennessee (1)          25	
8. Oregon                  9
9. Virginia Tech           6
10. Michigan (1)          10
11. Kansas State           8
12. Oregon State           5
13. Georgia Tech          19
14. Washington             3
15. UCLA                  NR
16. Notre Dame            16
17. LSU                   NR
18. Clemson               14
19. Mississippi State     22
20. Northwestern          NR
21. Ohio State            NR
22. South Carolina        21
23. Wisconsin             24
24. Colorado State        15
25. Alabama               NR
Others receiving votes: Purdue 120; Georgia 109; Auburn 93; Colorado 92; East Carolina 59; Louisville 51; Texas A&M 47; Pittsburgh 42; Southern California 41; North Carolina State 39; Penn State 31; TCU 27; Stanford 26; Marshall 23; Southern Mississippi 19; Fresno State 15; Brigham Young 14; UNLV 12; Michigan State 11; Minnesota 9; Illinois 8; Arkansas 7; Iowa State 7; Mississippi 7; Toledo 7; UTEP 4; Texas Tech 3; West Virginia 3; Western Michigan 2; Air Force 1; Duke 1; North Carolina 1; Syracuse 1.

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