Clemson moved up to No. 3 in the latest College Football Playoff Rankings which were released on Tuesday night.
Alabama was once again the No. 1 ranked team in the poll, followed by Ohio State at No. 2, Clemson at No. 3 and Washington at No. 4.
In all, the ACC has five teams in the College Football Playoff top 25. Behind No. 3 Clemson is Florida State at No. 12, Louisville at No. 13, Virginia Tech is No. 23 and No. 25 is Pittsburgh. The Tigers will play No. 23 Virginia Tech this Saturday in the ACC Championship Game.
After this Saturday’s championship game, Clemson will have played the other four teams from the ACC.
The Tigers (11-1) moved up to No. 3 after Saturday’s impressive 56-7 win over rival South Carolina in Death Valley. Clemson outgained the Gamecocks 622 to 218 and had 41 first downs.
Quarterback Deshaun Watson threw for 347 yards and six touchdowns on 26-of-32 passing. Wide receiver Mike Williams caught six passes for 100 yards and scored three times, while running back Wayne Gallman rushed for 112 yards and scored on an eight-yard touchdown run.
The release of Tuesday’s poll means Clemson has been ranked in every College Football Playoff Poll top 25 since the format began in 2014. Clemson, Alabama, Florida State, Ohio State and Utah are the only schools to be ranked in the top 25 in all 17 polls so far.
Clemson has been ranked in the top four of the CFP each of the last 11 rankings, something only Alabama can also boast. Alabama has a top four ranking in each of the last 15 polls and Clemson has the second longest streak with 11.
The final poll will released on Sunday at noon.
College Football Playoff Rankings
2. Ohio State
7. Penn State
10. Oklahoma State
11. Southern Cal
12. Florida State
16. West Virginia
17. Western Michigan
23. Virginia Tech