The summer sports season is in full swing, but college football is right around the corner in the fall. Clemson is coming off a brutal College Football Playoff semifinal loss in 2020, but the team's fans will love to see where the Tigers are ranked in PFF's preseason power rankings.
Clemson comes in at No. 2 behind only the reigning champions in the Alabama Crimson Tide. Although the Tigers lost a ton of talent on both sides of the ball through the NFL Draft this year, they have the firepower and defensive prowess needed to compete with the best this season.
Clemson News: Tigers Second in College Football Power Rankings
It will be tough moving on from starting quarterback Trevor Lawrence, but D.J. Uiagalelei has a lot of upside moving forward. He played well in limited snaps last season and ended the year with 914 passing yards, 5 touchdowns and no interceptions. In fact, Uiagalelei is on the short list of Heisman candidates with odds set at +1100.
On the other side of the ball, Clemson's defensive coordinator Brent Venables continues to lead what is a strong unit overall. Linebacker Baylon Spector steers the way after posting a team-high 64 tackles and 4.5 sacks in 2020. The Tigers allowed just 22.0 points per game last season (No. 2 in ACC).
All things considered, Clemson looks set up to make another run at a National Championship. Head coach Dabo Swinney has shown he knows what it takes to get the most out of his players. The Tigers have second-best odds to take home the title set at +400, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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