2015 College Football Season Rankings: No. 2 Clemson

    How good were the seasons? Based on schedules, wins, and how hard the victories were – and how bad the losses were – the 2015 College Football Season Rankings

    January 20, 2016


    How good were the seasons? Based on schedules, wins, and how hard the victories were – and how bad the losses were – the 2015 College Football Season Rankings


    2015 College Football Season Rankings: No. 2 Clemson

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    2. Clemson Tigers, ACC

    It might have been a disappointing end to a dream season, but it was a thrilling ride. The Tigers had to survive a close call against Notre Dame, and had to fight to get by North Carolina in the ACC Championship, but they’ll always be remembered for the epic performance in the College Football Playoff loss to Alabama. If they struggled a bit too much against bad teams like South Carolina and Syracuse, that all went away by almost pulling off the win in Glendale.

    There were plenty of layups along the way with five Bad Wins on the resume, but beating the Irish, destroying Miami – getting Al Golden canned – getting by Florida State, and running over Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl made up for that. Hanging 40 points on the Crimson Tide defense wasn’t too bad, either.

    Wins: 14 – Wofford, Appalachian State, at Louisville, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Boston College, at Miami, at NC State, Florida State, at Syracuse, Wake Forest, at South Carolina, North Carolina (ACC Championship), Oklahoma (Orange Bowl)

    Losses: Alabama (College Football Playoff National Championship)

    Quality Wins: 8 – Appalachian State, at Louisville, Notre Dame, at Miami, at NC State, Florida State, North Carolina (ACC Championship), Oklahoma (Orange Bowl)

    Elite Wins: 3 – Appalachian State, North Carolina (ACC Championship), Oklahoma (Orange Bowl)

    Bad Wins: 5 – Wofford, Georgia Tech, Boston College, Wake Forest, at South Carolina

    Elite Losses: 1 – Alabama (College Football Playoff National Championship)

    2015 Season Ranking Score 27.45

    2015 Record 14-1
    2015 Preseason Prediction 9-3
    2015 Preseason Ranking 11
    2014 Final Season Ranking 17

     

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