Clemson football ranked No. 1 in the nation by USA Today post-spring poll

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 02: Kendall Joseph
CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 02: Kendall Joseph /

USA Today released its post-spring poll for the 2018 College Football season. Clemson football still sits on top of the rest of the nation.

USA Today’s Paul Myerberg released his “Re-ranking college football’s preseason top 25 after spring practice” on Tuesday.

To no surprise, Clemson football ranked as the No. 1 team in the nation.

Here’s a look at Myerberg’s top-10:

  1. Clemson
  2. Alabama
  3. Wisconsin
  4. Washington
  5. Ohio State
  6. Georgia
  7. Oklahoma
  8. TCU
  9. Penn State
  10. Miami

On top of the world…

Look, other than that one anonymous NFL scout, analysts really respect Clemson football’s defensive line.

That line will pace the Tigers in a dominate way that we will see much success from the Tigers. As a matter of fact, with the talent Clemson has on defense, the Tigers could win a lot of games with absolutely no offensive talent.

Luckily for them, though, Clemson also has an offense full of explosive playmakers and the best quarterback depth in the nation.

In my opinion, both Clemson and Alabama have arguments to be the No. 1 team in the nation. After those two, though, I think you have to have Ohio State third. I’m just not convinced that Wisconsin is really the third best team in the nation. As a matter of fact, I know they’re not.

The Badgers will certainly be the favorite to win their division and, with their schedule, they’ll have a great chance to win 10-12 games, but that doesn’t mean we should rank them third. Wisconsin returns their entire offensive line, basically, but they just don’t have any offensive firepower to challenge Clemson or Alabama.

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I think sixth is a little low for Georgia, even after losing who they did, but that’s neither here nor there.

What do you think, Clemson football fans? Comment below with your post-spring top-10 and your thoughts about the College Football landscape heading into the 2018 season.