Following their 44-16 thrashing of Alabama Monday night, Clemson claimed the top spot in the final Associated Press Poll receiving 61 first-place votes. Ohio State finished third behind Alabama.
The Buckeyes, who finished the season 13-1, are looking to reload again next season especially at the quarterback position. Dwayne Haskins, who led the nation with 50 passing touchdowns, announced Monday that he is entering the NFL Draft will get to work right away under new head coach Ryan Day.
Ohio State will return one of the top recruiting classes in the country. In addition, another quarterback battle will be brewing between recent Georgia transfer Justin Fields and Tate Martell who has been waiting two years in the shadow.