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Clemson makes College Football Playoff

Clemson made the College Football Playoff by finishing No. 2 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings that were released on Sunday at noon. It is Clemson’s second straight appearance in the CFP after making it in 2015 and advancing to the national championship game, where it lost to Alabama 45-40.

Clemson will play No. 3 seed Ohio State in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz. Alabama was ranked No. 1, followed by Clemson at No. 2, Ohio State at No. 3 and Washington at No. 4.

Clemson beat Virginia Tech 42-35 on Saturday night in the ACC championship game. It was the Tigers’ second consecutive ACC Championship, marking the first time they have won back-to-back championships since winning three in a row from 1986-88.

The Tigers moved up to No. 2 after being ranked No. 3 in the previous CFP rankings that came out last Tuesday.

College Football Playoff Rankings: 

1.  Alabama

2. Clemson

3. Ohio State

4. Washington

5. Penn State

6. Michigan

7. Oklahoma

8. Wisconsin

9. USC

10. Colorado

11. Florida State

12. Oklahoma State

13. Louisville

14. Auburn

15. Western Michigan

16. West Virginia

17. Florida

18. Stanford

19. Utah

20. LSU

21. Tennessee

22. Virginia Tech

23. Pittsburgh

24. Temple

25. Navy

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