Clemson was at the top of ESPN’s anger index following Tuesday’s College Football Playoff rankings.

Clemson was ranked No. 8 in the 4th rankings and will have a hard time making the Playoff next month. The staff argued that Clemson should have been ranked higher with only 1 loss in 2022.

Here’s an excerpt of that analysis:

“Clemson might not be great at anything at the moment, but it’s pretty good at nearly everything. And Clemson’s loss might look ugly, but when the Tigers have avoided turnovers, they’ve handled their competition with ease.

And yet, here they are, ranked No. 8 — a ranking that seems to come with a message from the committee. Clemson will not only need to win out, but it needs to have a lot of other things go right if it wants to make the playoff. No team ranked outside the top seven at this point has ever made the final four.”

No team ranked outside of the top 7 in late-November ever reached the Playoff. Clemson will need to win the next 2 games against South Carolina and North Carolina to have a chance.

The Tigers will also need some assistance from elsewhere around the country. Clemson is behind teams like TCU and USC in the pecking order. It’s also still ranked behind two-loss Alabama entering Week 13.

Clemson will end the regular season against South Carolina on Saturday at 12 p.m. ET.