Clemson makes up better than a fourth of Athlon's All-ACC first-team defense, which was announced recently by the publication.
They're joined by four players from Florida State - defensive end Mario Edwards, linebacker Terrence Smith and defensive backs P.J. Williams and Jalen Ramsey.
Virginia Tech had two first-team defensive selections - cornerback Kendall Fuller and defensive tackle Luther Maddy.
Rounding out the team are Miami linebacker Denzel Perryman and Virginia safety Anthony Harris.
Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston led the first-team offensive selections, and his joined by teammates Karlos Williams (fullback), Rashad Green (wide receiver), Nick O'Leary (tight end), and offensive linemen Cameron Erving, Bobby Hart and Tre' Jackson.
Other first-team offensive picks included running back Duke Johnson of Miami, wide receiver Tyler Boyd of Pittsburgh, and offensive linemen Andy Gallik of Boston College and Laken Tomlinson of Duke.
Clemson had no players on the second team, while defensive end Corey Crawford was named to the third team.
Clemson Preseason Rankings, Honors
Team Rankings: No. 17 Lindy's, No. 21 Athlon
Unit Rankings: DL - No. 2 by Lindy's, No. 3 by Athlon; LB - No. 9 by Athlon
DE Vic Beasley - First-team All-American by Sporting News, Lindy's, Athlon, Phil Steele, CFB Matrix; No. 1 DE by Lindy's, No. 9 player overall by NFLDraftScout.com, ACC defensive player of the year by Sporting News, first-team All-ACC by Athlon, Sporting News, Phil Steele.
LB Stephone Anthony - First-team All-ACC by Sporting News, Athlon, Phil Steele; fourth-team All-American by Phil Steele; No. 12 LB in the nation by Lindy's.
DT Grady Jarrett - First-team All-ACC by Sporting News, Athlon, Phil Steele; 3rd-team All-American by CFB Matrix.
DE Corey Crawford - Third-team All-ACC by Athlon, Phil Steele
Safety Jayron Kearse - Third-team All-ACC by Phil Steele
PR Adam Humphries - Fourth-team All-ACC by Phil Steele
WR Charone Peake - Fourth-team All-ACC by Phil Steele, Athlon
RB Wayne Gallman - Fourth-team All-ACC by Phil Steele
QB Cole Stoudt - Fourth-team All-ACC by Athlon
OL Isaiah Battle - Fourth-team All-ACC by Athlon
OL Ryan Norton - Fourth-team All-ACC by Athlon