Swinney: 'No doubt' 2018-19 Clemson squad is among best teams ever

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Following a convincing 44-16 victory over Alabama in the 2019 National Championship game, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney believes his team is among the best college football teams ever.

"There was a lot of talk about (Alabama being the) 'best ever' all year long," Swinney said, via ESPN's Heather Dinich. "We were never in that conversation. But tonight, there's no doubt. First 15-0 team - to beat Notre Dame and to beat Alabama to do it. This team won 13 games by 20 points or more ... led by an unbelievable group of seniors. Amazing group, and I'm just thankful to be a part of it."

The Tigers certainly made history on Monday night. Clemson became the first Division I/FBS team to finish 15-0 since Pennsylvania did so in 1897. Its senior class also finished with a 55-4 record, which tied the current Crimson Tide seniors for most wins by a class in FBS history.

Unsurprisingly, Swinney's players seem to agree with his statement.

"I feel like it's not really up for debate," cornerback Trayvon Mullen said following his team's victory. "I feel like we're the best team ever - 15-0, most wins by a senior class and we beat the team that was considered the best team in the history of college football."

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