CFB: Why Clemson is #3

Clemson is undefeated.  But… Clemson’s three best wins are over under-performing Texas A&M, Wake Forest, and Florida State.  So, then, how are they the #3 team in the country?

The Rankers value Clemson’s being (1) undefeated and (2) dominating the teams they’re beating.  Which, for all intents and purposes, are two important factors in ranking a team.  But… Clemson’s Strength of Schedule is ranked #81 in the nation.  The teams that Clemson is crushing are weak.  But, apparently, the Rankers value being undefeated and winning by bunches.


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