How Does the USA Today Preseason Poll Alter Clemson's BCS Path?

« Prev
1 of 6
Next »
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse the slideshow
How Does the USA Today Preseason Poll Alter Clemson's BCS Path?
Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
With Clemson ranked No. 14 in the USA Today Coaches Poll, the Tigers, they'll have work to do to make it into the BCS.

Do preseason rankings alter a BCS path?

For the Clemson Tigers, it shouldn't. Considering how weak the Atlantic Coast Conference is, a No. 14 ranking is not bad.

After a 70-33 blowout by West Virginia in the Orange Bowl, the Tigers know they have to regroup for the 2012 season. Not for the sake of their team, but for the sake of the ACC as a whole.

If Clemson can take care of business this year, there's no doubt they will get another chance to prove they belong on the national stage.

Here's a few things to look at when considering if the USA Today poll alters the Tigers' BCS path.

Begin Slideshow »
Load More Stories

Follow Clemson Football from B/R on Facebook

Follow Clemson Football from B/R on Facebook and get the latest updates straight to your newsfeed!

Clemson Football

Subscribe Now

We will never share your email address

Thanks for signing up.