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ESPN’s FPI Projects College Football’s No. 1 Defense

ESPN’s computer released its college football predictions for 2018 this week.

The predictions include picks for college football’s No. 1 offenses and defenses.

Who will have the best defense in the country next season? The answer isn't too much of a surprise.

According to ESPN's FPI, Clemson will have the top defense in the country next year. The Tigers are also the No. 1 overall team in the FPI and own the 7th-best offense.

Behind Clemson, Michigan, Notre Dame, Auburn and Texas round of the top five defenses. Surprisingly, Alabama is only ranked at No. 8.

Clemson brings back standout defensive linemen Clelin Ferrell and Austin Bryant, linebacker Kendall Joseph and cornerback Mark Fields, among others.

Here is a breakdown of the top offensive units in the country. Oklahoma is No. 1.

You can view the full FPI rankings here.

Clemson opens up its 2018 season at home against Furman on Sept. 1.