The Clemson defense made its mark on the final NCAA rankings with six top-five stats, led by the No. 2 scoring defense (13.6 PPG). Other top-10 rankings included red zone TD percentage defense (4th; 44.8), total defense (4th; 276.7 YPG), pass efficiency defense (5th; 106.85 rating), sacks per game (5th; 3.29), passing defense (5th; 161.9), third down defense (6th; 29.3) and third down offense (7th; 46.3). Some of the biggest strides year-to-year were in red zone efficiency and turnovers.
Clemson finished in the top-5 of the USA TODAY Coaches Poll for a third-straight season. The final poll released Tuesday afternoon placed the Tigers at No. 4, behind Alabama, Georgia and Oklahoma. Clemson finished No. 1 in the 2016 final top 25 after capturing its first national title since 1981 and was placed No. 2 after finishing runner-up to Alabama in 2015. This is a sixth-straight season Clemson has finished in the Coaches top-15, where five of those six have been top-10 campaigns.
The third edition of Clemson-Alabama in the College Football Playoff promises a different look than the previous two. The Deshaun Watson-led Tigers ran up over 500 offensive yards – over 400-plus in the passing game alone – in each installment so far. This season, Clemson has topped the 500-yard mark only once versus a Power 5 team (613 at Louisville), while Alabama has surrendered only 400-plus yards once as well (408, in a 26-14 loss at Auburn).
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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