Tigers finish higher than preseason AP ranking for 7th straight year

CUTrevor 2018-01-10 09:45:53

Clemson continues to exceed expectations year in and year out, finishing the season #4 in the final AP Poll. Remarkably, it is a record 7th consecutive year in which the Tigers have finished the season higher in the AP Poll than their preseason ranking. That includes 2016, when they were #2 preseason and could only keep the streak alive by winning the national title. USA Today recently ranked Clemson #1 in its early 2018 rankings, but I expect in August the Tigers will be #3 or #4 behind Alabama, Georgia and possibly Ohio State.