Tigers Debut at No. 9 in Coaches' Poll

Clemson will start the season ranked No. 9 according to the USA Today/Coaches' Poll.


Rank
Team (first-place votes)
Record
Points
2007 ranking
1.
Georgia (22)
11-2
1,438
3
2.
Southern California (14)
11-2
1,430
2
3.
Ohio State (14)
11-2
1,392
4
4.
Oklahoma (3)
11-3
1,329
8
5.
Florida (5)
9-4
1,293
16
6.
LSU (3)
12-2
1,163
1
7.
Missouri
12-2
1,143
5
8.
West Virginia
11-2
1,008
6
9.
Clemson
9-4
999
22
10.
Texas
10-3
979
10
11.
Auburn
9-4
888
14t
12.
Wisconsin
9-4
747
21
13.
Kansas
12-1
714
7
14.
Texas Tech
9-4
644
23
15.
Virginia Tech
11-3
568
9
16.
Arizona State
10-3
560
13
17.
Brigham Young
11-2
547
14t
18.
Tennessee
10-4
506
12
19.
Illinois
9-4
422
18
20.
Oregon
9-4
399
24
21.
South Florida
9-4
350
NR
22.
Penn State
9-4
313
25
23.
Wake Forest
9-4
203
NR
24.
Michigan
9-4
112
19
25.
Fresno State
9-4
91
NR
 
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Alabama (7-6) 83; South Carolina (6-6) 64; Utah (9-4) 60; Florida State (7-6) 53; Rutgers (8-5) 53; Boston College (11-3) 47; California (7-6) 41; Pittsburgh (5-7) 34; Boise State (10-3) 25; Oregon State (9-4) 23; Nebraska (5-7) 17; Cincinnati (10-3) 13; Virginia (9-4) 12; Connecticut (9-4) 9; Michigan State (7-6) 9; Mississippi State (8-5) 6; Kentucky (8-5) 5; Notre Dame (3-9) 5; TCU (8-5) 5; Maryland (6-7) 4; North Carolina (4-8) 3; Texas A&M (7-6) 3; UCLA (6-7) 3; Central Florida (10-4) 2; Georgia Tech (7-6) 2; Louisville (6-6) 2; Arizona (5-7) 1; Colorado (6-7) 1; Oklahoma State (7-6) 1; Tulsa (10-4) 1.

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