At No. 7 in the initial BCS standings released on Sunday night, Clemson was the ACC's highest-ranked team. Here are a few quick notes for you from Clemson's sports information department on Clemson's history in the BCS standings:
- It is the first time Clemson has been ranked in the BCS standings since November 22, 2009, when Clemson was 18th.
- The No. 7 ranking is tied for the program's best in the BCS era. Clemson was also No. 7 in the October 23, 2000 BCS standings, the first time Clemson was ranked by the BCS. That is also the only previous time Clemson was ranked in the top 10 in the BCS.
- This is the 18th time Clemson has been ranked in the BCS poll. Clemson was ranked in the past five polls of 2000 and held a No. 15 ranking in the final BCS standing that year. The Tigers were ranked in the BCS four times in 2006 between October 15 and November 19.
- Clemson was ranked in a school-record six BCS standings in 2007, including a No. 15 in the final standings of 2007. That was the last time Clemson was ranked in the final BCS standings.