Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson calls out inconsistencies of College Football Playoff rankings
Wake Forest is one of four remaining undefeated Power 5 teams in college football, but is struggling to gain respect in the College Football Playoff conversation.
The Demon Deacons sit at 8-0, but found themselves at No. 9 in the initial College Football Playoff rankings that were revealed on Tuesday night. They sit behind four 1-loss teams and an undefeated Cincinnati team that’s outside the Power 5.
On Wednesday, Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson called out the rankings committee.
“The reality is, if Clemson had our record, or if Florida State had our record, it’d be a different picture,” he said on the Dave Clawson show.
Clawson also dismissed the narrative that the ACC is having a down season because the Tigers and Seminoles aren’t playing up to expectations.
“Just because a team like us is 8-0 doesn’t mean the ACC is in a down year, maybe just some different teams are good this year,” he said.
“Just because a team like us is 8-0 doesn’t mean the ACC is in a down year, maybe just some different teams are good this year.”
— (8-0) #10 Clutch Sports: Wake Forest (@ClutchSportsWF) November 3, 2021
Clawson and the Demon Deacons still have a strong slate of games ahead of them, starting with North Carolina this weekend. If Wake Forest is able to run the table, it’s difficult to imagine the College Football Playoff committee keeping an undefeated ACC team out of the playoff.
Kick off vs. the Tar Heels is at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday afternoon.