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Dabo Swinney Responds to Clemson Being Left Out of Top 4 in College Football Playoff Rankings

CLEMSON, SOUTH CAROLINA - NOVEMBER 02: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers watches on before their game against the Wofford Terriers at Memorial Stadium on November 02, 2019 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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The College Football Playoff rankings were revealed on Tuesday night, with the biggest takeaway being the Clemson Tigers coming in at No. 5, outside looking in at the coveted Top 4.

When asked about their place in the CFP standings, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney didn't seem worried about it whatsoever, because he knows the Tigers are going to be in the thick of the playoff race.

"If we lose to NC State, are we going to celebrate...I don't think so...So we just need to focus on what we can control," said Swinney. "All the rest of that stuff is based on nine games and peoples opinions...There's only seven undefeated teams left, and we're one of them."

Yeah, Swinney isn't sweating it.

There's still a month left of the college football season remaining. and Clemson is essentially in a one-team conference that is the ACC. Not to mention Alabama and LSU do battle this Saturday, with the loser more than likely dropping in the rankings.

Oh, and No. 1 Ohio State and No. 4 Penn State will face off on Nov. 23 in Big Ten action.

As long as Clemson wins out the remainder of their schedule, they will be in the College Football Playoff, and Swinney is well aware that he just has to keep his guys focused. There's still a ton of football left to play.