The Clemson Tigers have already passed two majors tests by knocking off the Auburn Tigers, who were ranked No. 13 at the time, and Louisville Cardinals, who were ranked No. 14 at the time, and they are currently beating the Virginia Tech Hokies, who are ranked No. 12, by the score of 17-3.
After three impressive victories over ranked foes (assuming Clemson holds off Virginia Tech), it would appear that the defending national champs are a safe pick to make the College Football Playoff yet again. However, strange things tend to happen in college football on a yearly basis, meaning no squad is safe from an upset standpoint.
While it would not be a surprise if Clemson made it back to the playoff untouched, Dabo Swinney’s team does have some tests remaining, such as the five contests below.