Tigers finish ranked No. 9

After beating LSU in Chick-Fil-A Bowl, Clemson finishes the season ranked inside the top 10 of one major poll.

USA TODAY COACHES POLL
1. Alabama 13-1 (1400)
2. Oregon 12-1 (1322)
3. Notre Dame 12-1 (1253)
4. Georgia 12-2 (1213)
5. Texas A&M 11-2 (1171)
6. Stanford 12-2 (1167)
7. South Carolina 11-2 (1064)
8. Florida St. 12-2 (942)
9. Clemson 11-2 (916)
10. Florida 11-2 (886)
11. Kansas St. 11-2 (841)
12. LSU 10-3 (775)
13. Louisville 11-2 (772)
14. Boise St. 11-2 (633)
15. Oklahoma 10-3 (600)
16. Northwestern 10-3 (580)
17. Utah State 11-2 (444)
18. Texas 9-4 (398)
19. Oregon St. 9-4 (366)
20. Vanderbilt 9-4 (248)
21. San Jose St. 11-2 (244)
22. Cincinnati 10-3 (186)
23. Nebraska 10-4 (175)
24. Northern Illinois 12-2 (156)
25. Tulsa 11-3 (110)

The Tigers also finished 11th in the final Associated Press poll released.

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