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01/08/19 - Clemson finished No. 1 in The Associated Press poll for the third time after routing Alabama in the national championship game. The Tigers received all 61 first-place votes. The Crimson Tide, which was trying to become just the third team to go wire-to-wire as the No. 1 team in the country, finished second. Clemson beat Alabama 44-16 in the College Football Playoff national championship Monday night. Clemson also finished No. 1 in 2016 and 1981. The Tide did extend its streak of top-five appearances to 54 weeks, one short of Miami's record set from Oct. 8, 2000-Oct. 26, 2003. Ohio State finished third. Oklahoma, which lost to Alabama in the Orange Bowl semifinal, was fourth. Notre Dame, which lost to Clemson in the Cotton Bowl semifinal, was fifth. LSU was sixth and Southeastern Conference rivals Florida and Georgia were tied for seventh. Texas was ninth, its best final ranking since 2009 when the Longhorns finished second after losing to Alabama in the BCS championship game. - AP College Football
11/27/18 - No. 2 Clemson placed five players on the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-league team. Running back Travis Etienne received a league-best 174 points in results announced Monday and determined by a vote of 46 media members and the league's 14 head coaches. Players received three points for a first-team vote, two for a second-team vote and one for a third-team selection. Etienne, who leads the conference with 1,307 yards rushing and 20 touchdowns, was joined by four repeat selections from 2017: offensive tackle Mitch Hyatt and defensive linemen Clelen Ferrell, Christian Wilkins and Dexter Lawrence. North Carolina State's Ryan Finley was the first-team selection at quarterback and was joined in the backfield by Etienne and Boston College's AJ Dillon. - AP College Football
11/18/18 - Clemson finished perfect in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a less than perfect performance that still ended with another blowout. The No. 2 Tigers (11-0, 8-0, No. 2 CFP) beat Duke 35-6 on Saturday night, rebounding to win their six straight league game by at least 20 points after falling behind 6-0 and getting just one first down on their first three drives. The early struggles were almost refreshing for Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, who said he appreciated the challenge of making adjustments and motivating his team in the locker room at half. "You walk in, you win 35-6, and you have some people who are disappointed," Swinney said, smiling after the game.
Clemson finished the ACC season 8-0 for the second time in four seasons, The Tigers lost just one ACC game in 2016 and 2017, and will try to win a fourth straight conference title Dec. 1 against Pitt. Freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence was 0 for 7 on third downs in the first half and the Travis Etienne ran for just 4 yards as the Tigers led 14-6 at the break. But Etienne ran for 77 yards on four carries in the second half with touchdowns runs of 27 and 29 yards, and Lawrence broke it open with a 10-yard TD pass to T.J. Chase early in the fourth quarter - his final play in another Clemson blowout. Lawrence was 21 for 38 for 251 yards and two touchdowns. - AP College Football
11/03/18 - Travis Etienne rushed for 153 yards and two touchdowns and 350-pound defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence add a 2-yard TD burst as No. 2 Clemson buried Louisville 77-16 on Saturday. The Tigers (6-0 Atlantic Coast Conference, No. 2 CFP) improved to 9-0 for the third time in four seasons and can wrap up their fourth ACC Atlantic Division title next week at Boston College. Trevor Lawrence threw a pair of early touchdowns for Clemson. Etienne went over the 1,000-yard rushing mark and scored his ACC-leading 15th touchdown. Tavien Feaster added 101 yards rushing for the Tigers. Freshman Lyn-J Dixon ran for 116 yards, the second time this season Clemson has had three runners with 100 or more yards. They finished with a season high 492 yards rushing. Etienne and Feaster put Clemson up 14-0 less than three minutes into the game and the Tigers never let up on Louisville (2-7, 0-6). - AP College Football
10/29/18 - Little changed when the top when the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll was released Sunday, but there were plenty of new entrants and plenty of movement. Alabama retained the top spot by getting all 60 first-place votes. Clemson remained No. 2 after its 59-10 thrashing at Florida State on Saturday. Notre Dame, LSU and Michigan retained spots three through five but seven teams entered the poll after being unranked, setting a record since the poll was expanded to 25 in 1989. Amongst the new entrants are No. 22 Syracuse, which is ranked for the first time since 2001. Syracuse's fellow ACC school Virginia entered the poll at No. 23 for its first ranking since 2011. Overall 11 ranked teams lost on Saturday, the most since the weekend of Nov. 26, 2016. Nine of the 11 ranked teams entering this weekend, creating room for upheaval among voters. Houston and Utah State entered the poll at 17th and 18th respectively. Ahead of Syracuse and Virginia are Fresno State and Mississippi St while Boston College returns to the at No. 24. - The Sports Xchange