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.