South Carolina missed the cut by just one point.
Big expectations for the Tigers this year.
TigerNet has a story on Clemson's reaction. In part, they quote Head Coach Tommy Bowden:
"I hope our team takes this ranking as a motivating factor, as something to uphold, then it is a positive," said Bowden. "If they think we have arrived, believe we have accomplished something and become complacent, then it is a negative. We won't shy away from it, but it will put a target on us. I am sure it will motivate Alabama."
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