Men's team finished fourth, women fifth at the Paladins' cross country meet Saturday.
The Tigers look to build off strong season-opening performances at home two weeks ago.
Aaron Ramirez paced all Tiger runners with a second-place finish at the Clemson Invitational.
The men's and women's teams start this season at home with the Clemson Invitational.
The Tigers began practicing for the fall season Monday and Tuesday.
Five regular season meets, including the season opener at home, combine with two championship competitions to make up Clemson's 2014 cross country schedule.