Clemson has started to establish itself as one of the top football programs in the country. This list counts down the top 5 Clemson teams of all-time
5. 2015 (14-1, Orange Bowl – W, College Football Championship – L)
Clemson finished this season 14-1. They were unstoppable throughout the season until falling to Alabama 45-40 in the College Football Championship. The Tigers were led by Deshaun Watson, Wayne Gallman, and Artavis Scott.
4. 2019 (14-1, Fiesta Bowl – W, College Football Championship – L)
Coming in at #4 is the 2019 season. The Tigers were undefeated until losing to LSU 42-25 in the College Football Championship. Trevor Lawrence finished the year throwing for 3665 yards and 36 passing touchdowns while Travis Eteinne added 2046 total yards and 23 touchdowns.
3. 2016 (14-1, Fiesta Bowl – W, College Football Championship – W)
The 2016 season was Dabo Swinney’s first National Championship. The Tigers were close to finishing undefeated as their only loss came in a heartbreaker against Pittsburgh 44-43.
2. 1981 (12-0, Orange Bowl – W)
The 1981 Tigers finished the season 12-0 and beat Nebraska 22-15 in the Orange Bowl. The Tigers finished the season ranked #1 in the AP Polls.
1. 2018 (15-0, Cotton Bowl -W, College Football Championship – W)
At our top spot, we have the 2018 season. Clemson was dominant as they averaged 44.3 points per game while holding opponents to 13.1 points per game. The Tigers beat Alabama 44-16 in the College Football Championship.