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10-1, 1st in ACC - Atlantic
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Outlook for Clemson

FPI gives the No. 3 Tigers better than a coin flip's chance to win their next two games even though those contests come against currently ranked opponents. Winning the ACC is something that FPI likes Clemson to accomplish as well.

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A look at the playoff field

The latest CFP rankings were released Tuesday with the Crimson Tide holding firm at No. 1. But how is the rest of the Top 10 looking?

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How is No. 24 USC preparing for No. 3 Clemson? (4:03)

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No one has accomplished more than Miami so far this season, per Strength of Record. However, FPI still believes Clemson is the best team in the ACC.

Heather Dinich ESPN Senior Writer 

The only change in the CFP top 12 was No. 2 Miami sliding one spot ahead of No. 3 Clemson, which further feeds the narrative that Miami might still stand a chance at the top four if its only loss of the season is in a close game to Clemson in the ACC title game. It would depend in large part if undefeated Wisconsin wins the Big Ten because the Badgers would almost certainly move into the top four then.

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Miami moves up to No. 2 in latest CFP rankings

Despite rolling to a victory, Clemson fell to No. 3 in this week's CFP rankings, switching spots with No. 2 Miami. Oklahoma remains at No. 4, while top-ranked Alabama readies for the Iron Bowl against No. 6 Auburn.

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Dream and disaster CFP scenarios for ACC

It isn't far-fetched that Miami and Clemson could both make it, but if the Tigers lose to the Gamecocks this week before winning the ACC over the Hurricanes, things could get dicey.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney describes his team's mentality headed into the South Carolina game: "Very focused, locked in, excited, just understand exactly where we are and embracing the moment."

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Best quarterbacks of Week 12: Kelly Bryant

Bryant led the Tigers to 31 points in his five drives under center against The Citadel and completed 16 of 18 passes within 15 yards of the line of scrimmage.

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D'Eriq Week 12's QBR King

D'Eriq King completed 18 of 26 passes for 225 yards and rushed for 141 in Houston's loss to Tulane for Week 12's best QBR performance. Riley Ferguson, Lamar Jackson, Skylar Thompson and Kelly Bryant posted impressive QBRs as well.

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Bama paces Week 12's top offenses

Alabama's offense was near-perfect in a rout of Mercer, while Clemson dazzled in a blowout win over The Citadel. Meanwhile, Penn State and Memphis impressed in high-scoring affairs.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The top four teams in last week's CFP Selection Committee Rankings remain the four most likely teams to finish with a top-4 Strength of Record.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Though Wisconsin is undefeated, FPI believes there are seven teams with at least one loss that are better than the Badgers going forward. The model currently ranks Miami 12th. Remember, FPI is strictly rating a team's strength, not its resume.

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Vote: Who made their playoff case in Week 12?

Week 12 of the college football season didn't have the drama of a week ago, but Wisconsin, Ohio State, Miami and Oklahoma continued to press their case to be in the College Football Playoff.

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Week 12 Power Rankings: Tigers down to No. 4

After Kelly Bryant (230 pass yards, three TDs) fueled a win over The Citadel, Clemson moves on to rival South Carolina, which would love to ruin Clemson's chance of a third straight playoff appearance.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Right now two of the top four teams in Strength of Record are in the ACC. There's a 50% chance of that being true when it's time for the Playoff selection to be made, though that trails the chance of two SEC teams having a top-4 Strength of Record at 56%.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Not much of a surprise given the lack of major upsets yesterday, but there were no changes in the top nine spots in current Strength of Record. The one change on this list is that Oklahoma State fell off following its loss to Kansas State and was replaced by TCU in the No. 10 spot.

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College Football Playoff picks after Week 12

Last week saw a major shake-up in our playoff picks. Next week looks like it could see the same. But for this week, the favorites won. And while there's still some disagreement over seeding, the same four teams dominate our choices.

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Who did it better: Alabama or Clemson (0:50)
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Clemson thumps The Citadel (0:36)

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson's Travis Etienne scores his 11th rushing TD of the year, tying Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor for the most by a freshman in the country.

Team Stats

Passing Yards239.556th
Rushing Yards217.525th
Points For35.3Tied-23rd
Points Against13.93rd