Notes On Clemson's 32-8 Three-Year Run
Clemson has been ranked in the top 25 of both polls for 46 straight polls, and is one of just seven schools nationally that can make that claim, along with Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina and Stanford. It is the second longest streak of top 25 rankings in Clemson history. Clemson has been ranked in the final top 25 each of the last three years, the first time that has happened since the 1986-91 era.
Clemson has been to a BCS Bowl game two of the last three years and has beaten top 10 teams in bowl games each of the last two years. Clemson defeated seventh-ranked LSU in the 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl and sixth-ranked Ohio State in the 2014 Orange Bowl. Clemson is one of six schools to go to a BCS Bowl two of the last three years.
Clemson was ranked in the top 20 in each of the last 24 BCS polls, the longest streak of its kind in Clemson history. Clemson is one of just five schools that can make this claim. The others were Alabama, Oklahoma, Oregon and Stanford.
Clemson is one of six schools that has been ranked in the top 15 in every final BCS poll each of the last three years, along with Alabama, Stanford, Oregon, South Carolina and Oklahoma.
Clemson has been ranked in the top 15 of the AP poll for 28 straight weeks (active streak entering 2014), the longest streak in Clemson history for top 15 rankings.
Clemson has won at least 10 games each of the last three years, the first time Clemson has done that since the 1987-90 era when Clemson had four straight 10-2 records.
Clemson is one of eight schools nationally and the only ACC school to win at least 10 games in 2011-12-13. The others are Stanford, LSU, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Northern Illinois and Alabama.
Clemson won 11 games in 2012, the most for the program since 1981. Clemson also won 11 games in 2013 and this is the first time Clemson has had back-to-back 11-win seasons.
Top 25 SEC teams have lost just 11 games to non-conference opponents the last three years. Clemson has four of the 11 wins over those top 25 SEC teams.
Clemson has at least one win over a top 10 team each of the last three years. The only other schools to do that are Alabama and Baylor.
Clemson has won 18 consecutive games against unranked teams by double digits. It is the second longest streak of its kind in the nation. Only Alabama has a longer streak with 27 straight.
Clemson has been successful in close games, posting a 6-0 record in games decided by seven points or less over the last three years.
Clemson, Alabama, Texas A&M and Ohio State are the only four schools in the nation to have an undefeated record against unranked teams each of the last two years.
Clemson has won 22 of its last 26 games with the only losses coming to teams that were ranked in the top 12 in the nation entering the game (Florida State and South Carolina).
Clemson has won at least six ACC games three consecutive years, the first time the program has done that since 1981-83.
Clemson ranks eighth in victories nationally over the last three years with 32. That includes eight wins over top 25 teams and five over top 10 teams. Clemson has defeated three top 10 teams in its last 14 games.
Clemson is the only school in the nation to record a win over a top 10 team in a bowl game each of the last two years. Clemson is the first ACC team to do it since Florida State did it three years in a row from 1993-95.
Only Clemson and Baylor have had a 3000-yard passer, a 1000-yard rusher and a 1000-yard receiver each of the last three years.
Clemson offense has established 138 records on offense on a team and individual basis over the past three seasons.