Clemson is a playoff team in the first College Football Playoff rankings

Football Playoff Selection Committee announced its first set of top 25 rankings on Tuesday night, with Clemson being given recognition for their season so far.

The Tigers 8-0 (6-0 ACC) have been good enough this season to earn the No.4 ranking in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the 2022 season. Currently ranked No.5 in both the Coaches Poll and AP Poll, Clemson being undefeated and the top dog in the ACC has given them the early nod over some other close competitors.

The top four are a surprise No.1 Tennessee, No.2 Ohio State, and No.3 Georgia. The teams on Clemson’s trail consist of No.5 Michigan, No.6 TCU, No.7 Alabama, and No.8 Oregon. Clemson is in control of its own fate, as an undefeated season would cement them in the playoff after seeing these initial rankings.

The Tigers will need to show up on the road this week against Notre Dame in South Bend to keep their spot near the top of the rankings.
Here is a look at the full top 25 for the first College Football Playoff rankings:

CFP Top 25 Rankings 11/1

1. Tennessee

2. Ohio State

3. Georgia

4. Clemson

5. Michigan

6. Alabama

7. TCU

8. Oregon

9. Southern Cal

10. LSU

11. Ole Miss

12. UCLA

13. Kansas State

14. Utah

15. Penn State

16. Illinois

17. North Carolina

18. Oklahoma State

19. Tulane

20. Syracuse

21. Wake Forest

22. NC State

23. Oregon State

24. Texas

25. UCF


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Story originally appeared on Clemson Wire