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12-2, 1st in ACC - Atlantic
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6dAdam Rittenberg

Clemson prevails in 64-team college football bracket

As we finish up our dream, 64-team college football bracket, which team reigns supreme? Thanks to a dominant defense and several options at QB, Dabo Swinney's squad comes out on top.

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7dAdam Rittenberg

What would happen in a 64-team college football bracket?

Sure, the College Football Playoff is great, but let's get greedy. Using the 2018 preseason FPI, we get down to the Sweet 16 in a true version of gridiron madness.


Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Clemson has either won the national championship, played in the national championship game or played in the CFP each of the last three years, but senior DE Clelin Ferrell said "Being Built to Last" goes a lot deeper than just winning big on the field.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

It's Throwback Tuesday at Clemson. Dabo Swinney dusted off this picture from an Alabama staff meeting in 1996. That's Woody McCorvey on a then 26-year-old Swinney's right.

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17dJake Trotter

Ranking college football's best triplets

Which teams have the best combination of quarterback, running back and receiver? It starts with Stanford, but turning projections to reality at Oklahoma and Alabama could change things.

27dAdam Rittenberg

QB Future Power Rankings: Georgia leads the way

Which teams are primed for success over the next three seasons at the game's most important position? A true freshman led Georgia to the title game, and the Bulldogs have the nation's top 2018 recruit on campus, but Clemson and Alabama aren't far behind.

Breaking down college football's FPI rankings (2:17)

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The first edition of FPI for the 2018 college football season is here. A look at the Top 10 led by No. 1 Clemson.

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33dEdward Aschoff

Take a spin with college football's trade machine

Clemson QB Kelly Bryant and Alabama QB Jalen Hurts on the move? With quality backups in place, let's make some (pretend) deals. Here are 11 trade-deadline-inspired moves to improve college football's best teams for 2018.

Why Clemson is ahead of Bama in FPI preseason power rankings (1:56)
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Clemson DC Venables set to earn $2 million

Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables has become the second assistant coach in college football to reach the $2 million plateau.

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39dTom VanHaaren

College football's best recruiters of 2018

With Georgia and Ohio State ranked 1-2 in the class rankings, it's no surprise to find a couple of their coaches on this list. Who else made the cut?

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Dabo on going to the Super Bowl: "If you ever hear rumors of me becoming the Vikings or the Minnesota Gophers coach, don't believe it. I've never been that cold. I'm not built for that."

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Dabo Swinney on Ryan Carter's NFL combine snub: "I can't think of one reason. That's a joke. There's a bunch of guys going to that combine that couldn't beat Ryan Carter out. I know that. That's not speculation. This kid is a baller."

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Dabo Swinney on Clelin Ferrell & Christian Wilkins returning for 2018: "Bottom line is they didn't get the grade they wanted. They both got second round grades. Their goal is to be a no-doubt first rounder. I think if they got first-round grades from the NFL committee, they would've gone. They didn't. They're coming back highly motivated." Said Mitch Hyatt had a third-round grade.

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