It’s standing quo for Clemson in a bid to lapse to a College Football Playoff, while ACC opposition Louisville paid a outrageous cost for a overwhelming detriment to Houston in Tuesday’s recover of a preference committee’s latest rankings.
The Tigers remained fourth, behind No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Michigan.
The Cardinals, fifth a week ago, slipped to 11th. Florida State is a usually other ACC group in a Top 25 during 14.
There was a probability that Clemson could have altered adult given a Buckeyes’ 17-16 feat over three-win Michigan State and a Wolverines’ shock opposite Michigan. But a Tigers — who have dual wins over now ranked teams in Louisville and Florida State — saw their resume take a strike with a Cardinals’ stumble.
“It did not change a positioning in a rankings or within a Selection Committee room about Ohio State,” preference cabinet authority Kirby Hocutt pronounced of a Buckeyes’ slight win. “They’re an intensely gifted football team. The cabinet continues to be tender with their 3 wins over stream CFP top-25 teams.
“We were apparently wakeful of a conditions in that that diversion was played, yet continue to be really tender with Ohio State.”
There was a identical position on a cabinet gripping Michigan elevated.
“The cabinet continues to be really tender with a Michigan group who’s a usually group in a stream rankings that have 3 wins opposite stream CFP top-10 teams,” Hocutt said.
But a trail stays clearly in place for a Clemson: kick South Carolina this weekend and follow it with a feat in a ACC Championship Game and a a expected lapse to a playoff.
The Tigers’ — who clinched a Atlantic Division final week- competition in Orlando will be motionless this weekend. Virginia Tech can paint a Coastal should it kick opposition Virginia or see North Carolina remove to NC State; conversely, a Tar Heels are in if they kick a Wolfpack and a Hokies tumble to a Cavaliers.
Louisville is out of a playoff race, yet during 9-2 stays a probability for a Orange Bowl should it kick Kentucky this weekend during home. Of march a Cardinals also have a personality for college football’s biggest particular esteem with quarterback Lamar Jackson shutting in on a Heisman Trophy.
But ultimately, not most altered for a ACC.
Despite a ranking a week ago, Louisville remained a prolonged shot to make a playoff with one Top-25 win (Florida State) and a light strength of report outward of that victory. They also indispensable assistance to win a multiplication title.
There was a possibility adequate disharmony could make a box for a joining to get dual teams in, yet a Big Ten carrying 4 of a tip 8 — now 4 of a initial 7 — done that idea clearly impossible.
It’s always been Clemson, a conference’s best best given dropping a Cardinals Oct. 1, and it stays Clemson.
These latest rankings and Louisville’s slip simply indurate that.
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