Clemson drops to No. 6 in CBS Sports 130 ranking


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CBS Sports' panel wouldn't have Clemson in the Playoff currently (USA TODAY Sports-Rich Barnes)
CBS Sports' panel wouldn't have Clemson in the Playoff currently (USA TODAY Sports-Rich Barnes)

Dabo Swinney's Tigers fell four spots to No. 6 in the CBS Sports 130 ranking after a 21-20 win at heavy-underdog North Carolina on Saturday.

Alabama had already moved to the top of the CBS ranking previously, and their new top-5 was filled out by Ohio State (up one), LSU (up one), Oklahoma (up two) and Georgia.

"While Alabama took over the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 on Sunday, the Crimson Tide have been in that top positions for two weeks in the CBS Sports 130, our comprehensive ranking of every FBS team," CBS Sports college football writer Chip Patterson said. "If the CBS Sports 130 is going to remain ahead of the curve when it comes to projecting movement in college football rankings, then expect more upward movement for Ohio State should the Buckeyes continue their winning ways.

"Ohio State not only took over Clemson's No. 2 spot in the CBS Sports 130, but according to our accounting department, the Buckeyes fell just one vote shy of challenging Alabama for the No. 1 spot. The Tigers fell not only out of the No. 2 spot but all the way down to No. 6 following their 21-20 win at North Carolina."

Clemson dropped a spot to No. 2 in both the Associated Press and USA TODAY Top 25 rankings this week.

One remaining regular season opponent is in their top 25 in Wake Forest (24).

The rest of Clemson's FBS schedule currently-ranked: Texas A&M (30), Florida State (45), Syracuse (55), UNC (58), South Carolina (61), NC State (62), Louisville (76), Boston College (82), Charlotte (113) and Georgia Tech (120).

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