Clemson is back at the top of the college football rankings, No. 1 in all three polls for the first time since the Tigers were crowned national champions last January.
Certainly, if the season ended today, the Tigers would be the No. 1 seed for the College Football Playoff, which would be significant because they would play their semifinal game in New Orleans rather than having to travel to Pasadena, California. However, the consensus seems to be that, if the Tigers lose, they will almost certainly fall not just from the No. 1 spot but out of the four-team field.
ESPN college football analyst Booger McFarland disagrees.
Speaking on the Paul Finebaum show Wednesday, McFarland said Clemson deserves to not only make the Playoff but be the No. 1 seed regardless of Saturday’s result.
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) November 29, 2017
If Clemson were to lose to Miami Saturday, it would be the team’s second loss of the season. No two-loss team has made the four-team Playoff bracket in its previous three years of existence, although Auburn is currently ranked No. 2 despite having lost twice this season — including to Clemson.
Still, it seems unlikely that a two-loss Tiger team would make the Playoff ahead of the SEC Champion, Big Ten Champion, Oklahoma (assuming the Sooners knock off TCU in the Big 12 title game), an ACC champion Miami, and one-loss Alabama.
We appreciate the sentiment, Booger, but let’s just win Saturday and make sure the Tigers have a spot in the Playoff.
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