The AP Poll was released today, and Clemson came in at #12. Florida State checked in at #10, and Georgia Tech registered at #16. Ohio State is the unanimous #1, receiving all 61 first place votes. They return a great deal of talent from a National Championship team, so this makes sense.
TCU is at #2, and Baylor is at #4, making for a playoff scenario that should work itself out. Similarly, Alabama sits at #3 while Auburn is just below at #6.
Notre Dame begins the season at #11, just above Clemson. The Tigers will host the two teams ranked directly above them this season. Those (FSU and ND) will be the two biggest games of the year for Clemson and arguably the two most intriguing games in the ACC. We'll include detailed breakdowns of those matchups in our "Calculating Expected Wins" article in next week's big season preview day.
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