Dabo Swinney has made it clear that he’s not fully on-board with a six-win team making the College Football Playoff. His Clemson Tigers are set to take on the six-win Ohio State Buckeyes in the College Football Playoff semifinal on New Year’s Day.
“I think the games matter. I think the mental and physical toll of a season, there’s nobody out there that would say somebody who’s played 11 games versus somebody who’s played six is better physically,” Swinney said on Sunday.
Swinney is at least being consistent with his thought process.
Today, the Clemson Tigers head coach’s final top 25 ballot was revealed. He had Ohio State ranked pretty low in the poll.
The 6-0, Big Ten champion Buckeyes come in at No. 11 in Swinney’s top 25 ballot. Ohio State is ranked below teams like Oklahoma, Iowa State and Coastal Carolina, among others.
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Here’s his full ballot:
3. Notre Dame
4. Texas A&M
9. Iowa State
10. Coastal Carolina
11. Ohio State
12. North Carolina
13. Brigham Young
15. Miami (Fla.)
17. Oklahoma State
18. North Carolina State
20. Southern California
24. San Jose State
New Year’s Day should be a fun one.
Kickoff between No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Ohio State is set for 8 p.m. E.T. on Jan. 1. The game will be on ESPN.