Record: 9-1, 6-1 ACC
BCS ranking: 7
Combined record of defeated FBS opponents: 40-39
Wins over ranked teams (when Clemson played them): 3
Wins over FBS teams with current .500 or losing record: 4
Best victory: 23-3 at then-No. 11 Virginia Tech on Oct. 1
Only loss: 31-17 at Georgia Tech on Oct. 29
Remaining games: at NC State on Saturday; at South Carolina on Nov. 26; ACC championship game on Dec. 3
Best argument for: The Tigers have one of the country's most explosive offenses and beat ranked teams in three consecutive games over then-No. 21 Auburn, then-No. 11 Florida State and then-No. 11 Virginia Tech. Clemson also would have to defeat No. 12 South Carolina and possibly No. 8 Virginia Tech in the ACC championship game.
Best argument against: The Tigers' loss at Georgia Tech was ugly, as the Yellow Jackets piled up 383 rushing yards and forced four turnovers. The Tigers gave up 45 points to Maryland and 38 points to North Carolina, but won both games. Clemson needed a last-second field goal to defeat 5-5 Wake Forest 31-28 on Saturday.
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