Clemson cracks the latest College Football Playoff rankings

Clemson cracks the latest College Football Playoff rankings


Clemson cracks the latest College Football Playoff rankings


The College Football Playoff committee unveiled its latest rankings for the 2021 season on Tuesday night.

Clemson (8-3, 6-2 ACC) cracked the fourth set of College Football Playoff rankings, coming in at No. 23.

It’s the first time the Tigers have been ranked by the committee this season, a stark contrast from the rest of the CFP era (since 2014) — a span in which Clemson has finished no lower than No. 17 in the final CFP rankings (2014). The Tigers were ranked in the top four of the final CFP rankings every year from 2015-20 while making six straight playoff appearances and winning two national championships.

While Clemson has garnered some respect from the CFP committee after its 48-27 victory over then-No. 10 Wake Forest last Saturday at Death Valley, the Tigers remain unranked in both the latest AP Top 25 Poll and Coaches Poll.

College Football Playoff Committee Ranking

  1. Georgia
  2. Ohio State
  3. Alabama
  4. Cincinnati
  5. Michigan
  6. Notre Dame
  7. Oklahoma State
  8. Baylor
  9. Ole Miss
  10. Oklahoma
  11. Oregon
  12. Michigan State
  13. BYU
  14. Wisconsin
  15. Texas A&M
  16. Iowa
  17. Pitt
  18. Wake Forest
  19. Utah
  20. N.C. State
  21. San Diego State
  22. UTSA
  23. Clemson
  24. Houston
  25. Arkansas

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