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Athlon Sports Names Clemson No. 10 in Preseason Top-25 Poll

May 22, 2008

NASHVILLE, TN – Athlon Sports, publisher of the No. 1-selling college football magazine, continues the release of its preseason Top-25 poll at No. 10 is being released today. The Athlon countdown continues for the next nine weekdays leading to the on-sale date of Athlon’s category-leading preseason annuals.

Tommy Bowden’s Clemson Tigers grab the No. 10 position with 12 players selected as All-ACC performers. Athlon Sports predicts Clemson to win the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Atlantic Division. In 2007, Athlon Sports led all other preseason football magazines in prediction accuracy.

Wide receiver Aaron Kelly is named Second-Team All-America and First-Team All-ACC. Quarterback Cullen Harper, running back James Davis, center Thomas Austin, defensive lineman Dorell Scott, safety Michael Hamlin and kick returner C.J. Spiller are named First-Team All-ACC.

Running back Chris Chancellor, safety Chris Clemons, kicker Mark Buchholz and punt returner Jacoby Ford are named Second-Team All-ACC. Defensive lineman Ricky Sapp joins the All-ACC Third Team.

Athlon Sports’ preseason magazines hit retail locations May 27 with the Clemson Atlantic Coast regional edition cover featuring Cullen Harper. Athlon’s entire selection of regional editions and team-specific covers are available for pre-order at