Entering 2020, Clemson has garnered 91 wins over AP or USA Today ranked teams since 1940, but some wins stand out. Winning over a ranked team in Death Valley is one thing, but gaining victory over a ranked team on an opponent’s home field is an extraordinary accomplishment. To document these victories, Clemson constructed a “Graveyard” at the entrance to the Clemson practice fields by the Allen N. Reeves Football Complex.
At the time of its inception, the Graveyard commemorated Top 20 road wins. It has since expanded to include any Top 25 win away from home. A list of games presently memorialized in the Graveyard according to the respective criteria is included below.
Under Dabo Swinney’s watch, the Tigers have added 23 tombstones to the Graveyard — including four during Clemson’s 2016 national championship campaign and another three during its 2018 national title run.
* – USA Today ranking
^ – overtime