Tigers No. 18 in USA Today Poll

The USA Today/Coaches Poll preseason poll is out and the Clemson Tigers are ranked as the No. 18 in the country. Three other teams (FSU, Miami, Virginia Tech) from the ACC are also ranked, while Boston College, Georgia Tech, Maryland and Duke all received votes.


Rank
Team
Record
Points
2005 rank
1.
Ohio State (28)
10-2
1,487
4
2.
Texas (11)
13-0
1,378
1
3.
Notre Dame (9)
9-3
1,348
11
3.
Southern California (1)
12-1
1,348
2
5.
Oklahoma (13)
8-4
1,320
22
6.
Auburn (1)
9-3
1,206
14
7.
West Virginia
11-1
1,202
6
8.
Florida
9-3
1,054
16
9.
LSU
11-2
1,037
5
10.
Florida State
8-5
874
23
11.
Miami (Fla.)
9-3
839
18
12.

California

8-4
798
25
13.
Louisville
9-3
785
20
14.
Georgia
10-3
784
10
15.

Michigan

7-5
778
NR
16.
Virginia Tech
11-2
591
7
17.

Iowa

7-5
519
NR
18.
Clemson
8-4
493
21
19.
Penn State
11-1
406
3
20.
Oregon
10-2
373
12
21.

TCU

11-1
270
9
22.
Nebraska
8-4
261
24
23.
Tennessee
5-6
216
NR
24.

Alabama

10-2
210
8
25.
Texas Tech
9-3
198
19

Others receiving votes: Arizona State (7-5) 182; Boston College (9-3) 87; Utah (7-5) 84; Arkansas (4-7) 64; South Carolina (7-5) 55; Boise State (9-4) 46; Wisconsin (10-3) 37; UCLA (10-2) 29; Georgia Tech (7-5) 28; Fresno State (8-5) 14; Tulsa (9-4) 11; Iowa State (7-5) 9; Minnesota (7-5) 9; Maryland (5-6) 8; Purdue (5-6) 7; Texas A&M (5-6) 6; Memphis (7-5) 5; Nevada (9-3) 3; Texas-El Paso (8-4) 3; Arizona (3-8) 2; Brigham Young (6-6) 2; Northern Illinois (7-5) 2; Northwestern (7-5) 2; Oregon State (5-6) 2; Rutgers (7-5) 2; Colorado (7-6) 1; Duke (1-10) 1.

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