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Paul Finebaum: Clemson Is Still In "Great" Shape For The Playoff

The Tigers remain in good shape for a title hunt, says Finebaum.

Clemson suffered a brutal, unexpected loss on Friday night, falling to Syracuse at the Carrier Dome.

Where do the Tigers' College Football Playoff hopes currently stand?

Pretty well, says Paul Finebaum.

The ESPN college football analyst says Dabo Swinney's team remains in "great" shape for a national title run.

"What was so interesting is the fact that when Clemson lost, a lot of the people were writing them off, but by the end of the weekend, they were right back to where they started and they didn’t lose all that much," Finebaum said on SportsCenter Monday. "As crazy as it sounds, all Clemson has to do is win out and they’re in the playoffs.

"They won't be denied because they've played a very good schedule. They do have a win over Auburn, which counts for something. Clemson’s in great shape."

Clemson dropped to No. 7 in the AP Poll and No. 8 in the Coaches' Poll. The Tigers were ranked No. 2 coming into the weekend.