Should Clemson Stay as the #1 Team in the Country?
As the incumbent number one team in the country, do you have to lose a game in order to fall from that perch? If the answer is 'no', Clemson could be in danger of dropping in the polls.
Despite winning the National Championship last season in mind-blowing fashion over Alabama, the Tigers have not looked the same this fall. That said, Clemson is undefeated five weeks in and still have one of the most talented teams in all of college football. The flip side is that Dabo Swinney's squad has not shown all of that talent in what has been a softer schedule to this point. Sure, they have three wins by 30 points or more, but Saturday's struggle at North Carolina suggests Clemson is not the steamrolling team from this past January.
Trevor Lawrence just barely has more touchdowns than interceptions this season. In fact, the sophomore quarterback already has more INTs in 2019 than he threw all of 2018. Meanwhile, Tua Tagovailoa, Jalen Hurts, Justin Fields and Joe Burrow are lighting up opponents with seeming ease. Alabama, Oklahoma, Ohio State and LSU are also unbeaten and charging towards Clemson top ranking.