Why Clemson's residence at the top of the college football mountain is a remarkable story of doing more with less.
There was a time, not long ago, when Clemson fans were in despair over the Tigers' relatively mediocre standing compared to the heavyweights that you see on this latest list.
Well, the past five years or so have shown us that games aren't necessarily played between bank accounts. They're played between schools and programs that make an endless number of decisions in the administration of their sports. And those decisions can end up having a much bigger impact than the typical college football fan imagined a few years ago when realignment hysteria was gripping the nation.