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Clay Travis Has Clemson At No. 5 In His New Top 10

Justyn Ross celebrates with Clemson teammates including Derion Kendrick after touchdown.

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - DECEMBER 29: Justyn Ross #8 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates with teammates after scoring a 52-yard touchdown in the second quarter against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the College Football Playoff Semifinal Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Clemson Tigers remain the No. 1 ranked team in the country, but FOX radio host Clay Travis doesn't agree. In fact, he doesn't even have the defending champions in his top three.

Clemson has a plethora of playmakers on the field, such as Trevor Lawrence, Travis Etienne and Justyn Ross. It's hard to find many flaws on its roster.

One knock on the Tigers is their lack of competition. Unlike years past, the ACC isn't as strong as it used to be due to the recent decline of Miami and Florida State.

Although Clemson's schedule isn't as tough as other top programs, it did take care of business against No. 23 Texas A&M.

Travis released his top 10 through the first four weeks of the season. He surprisingly has Clemson ranked fifth in the nation.

Here's the rest of his top 10:

It's evident that Travis values SEC programs over Clemson at the moment. Alabama, Georgia and LSU are all ranked higher than the defending champions.

LSU already picked up a statement win on the road over Texas, meanwhile Georgia just defeated Notre Dame in a nail-biting finish.

The reality is that Clemson won't really be tested until the end of the season during its conference championship. Due to the lack of competition in the ACC, there are several skeptics out there questioning just how good Dabo Swinney's squad can be.