Clemson earns #2 seed in College Football Playoff

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The Clemson football team (12-1, 7-1 ACC) was ranked the #2 overall seed in the College Football rankings released by the College Football Playoff committee on Sunday on ESPN.

The College Football Playoff Committee chose Alabama (#1 seed), Clemson (#2 seed), Ohio State (#3 seed) and Washington (#4 seed) as the four teams in the 2016 playoff.

Clemson will face Ohio State in the Playstation Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona on Dec. 31. Flashback a few years ago, the Tigers defeated Ohio State in the 2014 Orange Bowl with an impressive 40-35 win.

The latest Vegas projection has Ohio State as a three-point favorite against Clemson in the playoff matchup. Alabama is an 18 point favorite against Penn State, 14 point favorite against Washington, 14 point favorite against Ohio State, 10 point favorite against Clemson, and a nine-point favorite against Michigan in hypothetical neutral field games according to Las Vegas Superbook.

The Tigers had an impressive 42-35 rout of Virginia Tech to win back-to-back ACC titles on Saturday night.

ESPN's Danny Kanell argued for a top four of Alabama, Clemson, Washington, and Penn State.

Top 25 Ranking

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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