Clemson has missed the College Football Playoff in each of the past two years, and 247Sports thinks the same thing will happen in 2023.
In their latest projections, 247 projects the Tigers to win the ACC and once again play in the Orange Bowl, this time against Penn State.
Florida State seems to be the preseason frontrunner in the ACC this spring, which is more than enough bulletin board material for Dabo Swinney. The Tigers come off another conference championship under his guidance and now have a difference-maker at quarterback who develops under new offensive coordinator Garrett Riley. A lot has to go right for Clemson to get back to the New Year’s Six in 2023, but this program’s been too consistent to play second fiddle to the Seminoles right now. Penn State’s two biggest games are Michigan and Ohio State. A split against that pair could get the Nittany Lions closer to the playoff.
Clemson and Notre Dame have released depth charts ahead of this weekend’s matchup at Death Valley.
For the second time this season, Clemson will be an underdog at home.
Despite Clemson’s astonishing loss to Miami, the Tigers will head to Raleigh next week favored over NC State.