In a sequel as thrilling as the original, Clemson defeats 'Bama to win its 1st college football title since Share. TAMPA, Fla. (AP) In a. Clemson is probably ranked too high, and Texas is (maybe) back. will open the college football season as the AP poll's top-ranked program in the country. four national titles and finished as a runner-up once, last season against Clemson. The Team League the NBA Needs Tired of superteams?. 2. By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Clemson has been ranked no lower than sixth in the AP poll since Oct. 4, RANKED vs.