Clemson falls just outside the top-four in CBS Sports preseason top 131

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The start of the 2022 college football season is inching closer and closer, with kickoff just weeks away. 

As we approach opening day, various sports outlets begin releasing their preseason rankings, giving fans an idea of what some of these college football experts think about their favorite team. Recently, CBS Sports released their annual preseason top 131, ranking every division-one football team before the start of the season. 

Things have changed a lot in the college football landscape over this past offseason, and college football will never be the same. With teams having to adjust to the new mold of the sport, it is interesting to take a look at how these adjustments reflect in this new CBS preseason poll.

So, where does Clemson rank among the top 25 teams of the 131 division one programs? 

Here’s where the Tigers rank according to CBS Sports’ recent preseason rankings: 

1. Alabama

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2. Ohio State

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3. Georgia

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4. Utah

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5. Clemson

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6. Notre Dame

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7. Oklahoma

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8. Michigan

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9. Texas A&M

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10. Baylor

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11. NC State

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12. USC

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13. Oklahoma State

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14. Oregon

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15. Wisconsin

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16. Arkansas

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17. Cincinnati

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18. Penn State

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19. Miami (FL)

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20. Michigan State

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21. Wake Forest

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22. Houston

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23. Kentucky

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24. Tennessee

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25. Pittsbugh

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