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(USA TODAY Sports-Neil Redmond)
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ESPN's Herbstreit drops Clemson in rankings


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ESPN lead college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit dropped Clemson two spots in his rankings after Saturday's close call at UNC.

Herbstreit has Ohio State as his new No. 1 after witnessing them win 48-7 at Nebraska on Saturday - slotting Alabama No. 2 and then Clemson and LSU. He had Ohio State at No. 4 previously.

Dabo Swinney's Tigers were favored by around four touchdowns but held off a Tar Heels' shot at taking the lead on a 2-point conversion late Saturday, to win 21-20.

Elsewhere at ESPN, the less-than-stellar effort dropped Clemson three spots to No. 6 in the SP+ metric rankings, trailing Alabama, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Georgia and LSU. By the metric, Clemson's performance so far this season has them as a touchdown underdog on a neutral field to both Alabama (7.3) and Ohio State (7).

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TigerNet News®
spacer I can't really blame him.
TWG
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jsebe10®
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1972 Tiger®
spacer Ummm, they WON!!!
tiger5by5®
spacer It’s a win. If it was Bama in the same situation they would be praising them***
Tiger29212
spacer This team has won only 5 in a row.***
josephg®
spacer Re: This team has won only 5 in a row.***
nocoothere
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allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Why would Herbie or anyone rate us for THIS yr
mrmatt
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keith75
spacer ^^ Idiot comment ^^
mrmatt
spacer Of course, the required 50% of the top 10
clover65®
spacer All legit except UF ***
josephg®
spacer I don’t really get Bama and tOSU
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spacer and we havent played anyone either
tgrfan42069
spacer Yeah you keep saying that over and over
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spacer just stating a fact
tgrfan42069
spacer that is all i hear today is clemson has not played anyone
tigervw
spacer OVER-REACTION
glennjamin182®
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kerigantoo
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SamuraiTater®
spacer Nah . . .
mrmatt
spacer Not absurd but unrealistic since neither has
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spacer But it's not about
mrmatt
spacer Obviously Herbie does not respect UNC
dagummit
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SamuraiTater®
spacer I thought he had buried the tOSU homerism
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Carlsbad
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allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Herbstreit, you just disrespected your kids’ team.
JKBtigerpaw
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thebeachouse®
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CU1976
spacer Extra laps for the Herbstreit boys this week in practice
Tiger29212
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keith75