Analyst Names College Football’s Most “Favorable” 2019 Schedule

first_img The ACC isn’t projected to be very deep, either. Syracuse is the only other ACC team ranked in ESPN’s latest preseason top 25 poll and the Orange are down at No. 22.All of this adds up to Clemson having the country’s most “favorable” 2019 schedule, per 247Sports’ Brad Crawford.No. 1: ClemsonGo ahead and pencil the Tigers in as the unbeaten ACC champion unless they surprisingly stub their toe in September on the road at Syracuse. Seriously, no ACC team on this year’s schedule can compete with Clemson’s two-deep during the regular season and that’s the primary reason this schedule appears so one-sided three months out from opening kickoff. Clemson’s toughest game is probably its Week 2 home bout with Texas A&M, who we expect to be inside the Top 15 in the preseason rankings. Jimbo Fisher’s squad fought the Tigers to the bitter end last fall in College Station and won’t be intimidated to go against the defending national champs. With that being said, going into Death Valley is a different animal entirely.There are probably a couple of teams on Clemson’s 2019 schedule that will surprise and be better than expected, but even so, it would take a major upset or two for the Tigers to miss the College Football Playoff in 2019.You can view the full list of favorable schedules here. clemson football cheerleadersCLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 15: The Clemson Tigers Rally Cats perform during a stoppage in play of the Tigers’ football game against the Georgia Southern Eagles at Clemson Memorial Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)Clemson is likely to start the 2019 college football season ranked No. 1 in the country. The Tigers are coming off a national title season that ended with a blowout win over Alabama. Dabo Swinney’s team returns much of its ’18 talent, too, including star quarterback Trevor Lawrence.So, the Tigers are certainly going to be a popular national title pick again.Clemson surely has the schedule to get back to the College Football Playoff and repeat as national champions.The Tigers have a couple of notable non-conference games in Texas A&M and South Carolina, though the game against the Aggies is at home and the Gamecocks aren’t expected to seriously contend in the SEC.last_img

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