The Tigers are ranked No. 1 in both the AP and coaches preseason polls.
As Shakin' the Southland wrote in its analysis of the coaches poll:
"We’ve arrived and now people are realizing it is 'We want Clemson,' not 'We want Bama.' ”
Here's a link to the full AP poll. Here's a link to the full coaches poll.
The Tigers open the season on August 29 with home night game against ACC rival Georgia Tech. Kickoff is at 8 p.m., and the game will be televised on the new ACC Network.