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Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and the defending national  champion Tigers are ranked fifth the first College Football Playoff standings released on Tuesday.

Clemson on outside looking in 1st CFP poll

NEW YORK - Two from the Big Ten. Two from the Southeastern Conference. And the undefeated defending national champions on the outside looking in - for now. Ohio State, LSU, Alabama and Penn State were the top four teams Tuesday night in the …

Clemson running back Travis Etienne (9) eludes the tackle attempt by Wofford's Mason Alstatt (13) to score a touchdown during the Tigers' 59-14 victory on Saturday in Clemson.

Swinney: No. 4 Clemson is once again peaking at right time

CLEMSON - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney doesn't need a top-four College Football Playoff ranking to know his fourth-ranked Tigers are playing well and have developed the leadership and chemistry they need to defend their national …

Clemson player Aamir Simms answers a question during the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college basketball media day in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019.

Clemson looks to new faces to challenge in ACC play

CLEMSON — Clemson forward Aamir Simms didn't enjoy what he saw during the summer with the Tigers. Simms, a 6-foot-8 junior, was accustomed to seeing older teammates like Donte Grantham, …

Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, front, scores a touchdown while defended by Wofford's Keyvaun Cobb during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019,  in Clemson,  S.C.

No. 4 Clemson routs Wofford 59-14 for 24th straight victory

CLEMSON — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney believes it's way past time to lighten up on quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Lawrence accounted for four touchdowns, Travis Etienne ran for 212 yards in a …

Clemson wide receiver Amari Rodgers runs into the end zone for a touchdown during the Tigers' 59-7 win over Boston College last week. Clemson plays host to Wofford on Saturday.

Wofford coach knows what it's like to win at Clemson

CLEMSON - Wofford coach Josh Conklin is different than most opponents for No. 4 Clemson - he knows what it's like to win at the Tigers' Death Valley. Conklin was the defensive coordinator at Pitt in 2016 when the Panthers stunned the then …

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) and the Tigers will look to push their winning streak to 22 games when they travel to Louisville on Saturday.

Louisville looks to pull off upset against No. 3 Clemson

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Louisville will need to play with even more of the resilience in consecutive shootout victories when they square off against third-ranked Clemson on Saturday. Louisville (4-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) will face its …

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence celebrates a touchdown in the Tigers’ 45-14 victory over Florida State on Saturday in Clemson.

Tigers' dominance provides lift for struggling ACC

CLEMSON - Clemson is once again sitting atop the Atlantic Coast Conference - and the third-ranked Tigers are putting the struggling league on their back and bringing the ACC along for the championship ride. The ACC hasn't had much to hang its hat …

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney smiles as he walks the field before an NCAA college football game against North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019.

Clemson to change kickers for Louisville

CLEMSON - Apparently, not everything's perfect with No. 3 Clemson. Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said backup kicker Steven Sawicki would start on Saturday against Louisville after starter B.T. Potter missed a 24-yard field goal try right before …

Clemson's Travis Etienne (9) splits a pair of Florida State defenders during the Tigers' 45-14 victory on Saturday.

Clemson's Elliott says No. 3 Tigers back on right track

CLEMSON - Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott believes the third-ranked Tigers are the right track to get back to playing aggressive, dominant football, -something the team had to be reminded of the past couple of weeks. Elliott said …

Clemson's Travis Etienne (9) and the Tigers will look to keep their winning streak alive as they host Florida State on Saturday.

Florida State, RB Akers seek to end No. 2 Clemson's streak

CLEMSON - Cam Akers doesn't plan to leave any crumbs on his plate this season. Florida State's dynamic tailback is second in Atlantic Coast Conference rushing and leads the league with seven touchdowns on the ground this season. Akers and the …

The Associated Press  Clemson's K'Von Wallace races down the sideline on an interception return for a touchdown in the Tigers' 52-10 win over Charlotte last Saturday in Clemson. The Tigers will be going for their 20th straight victory on Saturday on the road against North Carolina.

No. 1 Clemson aims to keep rolling in trip to UNC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina hasn't had many chances like the one it will have Saturday. That's when reigning national champion Clemson visits Chapel Hill, marking a rare appearance for a top-ranked team in Kenan Stadium. And the …

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence watches from the sideline during the Tigers' 52-10 win over Charlotte last Saturday in Clemson.

Top ranked Clemson comfortable building depth, not player resumes

CLEMSON - Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence knows sitting and watching when the Tigers have big leads is no way to win a Heisman Trophy. It is, he said, it is a way for the top-ranked Tigers to continue their quest for a second straight …

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Clemson adds two offensive linemen to '21 recruiting class

Clemson's 2021 football recruiting class added its second offensive lineman of the week on Tuesday when Marcus Tate (6-feet-4-inches, 326 pounds) of Jacksonville, Fla., announced a commitment to Clemson. His addition comes roughly 24 hours after …

Clemson's Travis Etienne (9) rushes out of the backfield with blocking help from John Simpson (74) while Charlotte's Marquavis Gibbs defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Clemson, S.C.

No. 1 Clemson blasts Charlotte 52-10 for 19th straight win

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney was happy with the final score. He was even more pleased with how many of his players contributed to the top-ranked Tigers 19th straight victory.

The Associated Press  Clemson's Chez Mellusi celebrates a fourth-quarter touchdown with Clemson head coach Dabo  Swinney in the Tigers' 41-6 victory over Syracuse last week. Clemson plays host to Charlotte on Saturday in Death Valley.

Swinney sounding upset alert as Clemson takes on Charlotte

CLEMSON - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is on high alert for his team's game against Charlotte, even with the No. 1-ranked Tigers taking on a 49ers program that's only played Division I football since 2013. Swinney believes Charlotte (2-1) of …