Clemson holds No. 2 in FourSight playoff projection

Clemson holds No. 2 in FourSight playoff projection

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Clemson holds No. 2 in FourSight playoff projection

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There were no major changes in the FourSight College Football Playoff projection this week.

There were no major changes in the FourSight College Football Playoff projection this week.

Despite its scare at North Carolina State, Clemson gained ground in the FourSight College Football Playoff projection. Clemson claimed sole possession of the No. 2 spot by picking up four additional voter points.

Baylor, Ohio State and Louisiana State retained the other three spots in the “First Four.” The teams also remained the same in “The Next Eight,” although Florida jumped three spots to No. 9 after its victory against rival Georgia.

FourSight College Football Playoff Projection

Week 9

The First Four

No. 1 BAYLOR (7-0)

Baylor retained the No. 1 spot in the FourSight College Football Playoff projection.

Baylor retained the No. 1 spot in the FourSight College Football Playoff projection.

FourSight Points: 87
Rank Last Week: 1
Last Time Out: The Bears enjoyed an open date Saturday.
Best Win: Oct. 17, 62-38 vs. West Virginia
Challenges Ahead: Nov. 14 vs. Oklahoma, Nov. 21 at Oklahoma State, Nov. 27 at Texas Christian

No. 2 CLEMSON (8-0)

Clemson retained the No. 2 spot in the FourSight College Football Playoff projection.

Clemson retained the No. 2 spot in the FourSight College Football Playoff projection.

FourSight Points: 84
Rank Last Week: 2 (Tie)
Last Time Out: Quarterback Deshaun Watson notched six total touchdowns in a 56-41 shootout at N.C. State.
Best Win: Oct. 3, 24-22 vs. Notre Dame
Challenge Ahead: Nov. 7 vs. Florida State

No.
3
LSU (7-0)

LSU retained the No. 3 spot in the FourSight College Football Playoff projection.

LSU retained the No. 3 spot in the FourSight College Football Playoff projection.

FourSight Points: 80
Rank Last Week: 2 (Tie)
Last Time Out: The Bayou Bengals enjoyed an open date Saturday.
Best Win: Oct. 17, 35-28 vs. Florida
Challenges Ahead: Nov. 7 at Alabama, No. 21 at Ole Miss

No. 4
OHIO STATE (
8
-0)

Ohio State retained the No. 4 spot in the FourSight College Football Playoff projection.

Ohio State retained the No. 4 spot in the FourSight College Football Playoff projection.

FourSight Points: 77
Rank Last Week: 2 (Tie)
Last Time Out: The Buckeyes enjoyed an open date Saturday.
Best Win: Oct. 3, 34-27 at Indiana
Challenges Ahead: Nov. 21 vs. Michigan State, Nov. 28 at Michigan

The Next 8

5. Michigan State (8-0)
FourSight Points: 68
Last Week: 5
Last Time Out: Open

6. Texas Christian (8-0)
FourSight Points: 54
Last Week: 6
Last Time Out: 40-10 vs. West Virginia

7. Alabama (7-1)
FourSight Points:49
Last Week: 7
Last Time Out: Open

8.  Iowa (8-0)
FourSight Points: 27
Last Week: 10
Last Time Out: 31-15 vs. Maryland

9. Florida (7-1)
FourSight Points: 23
Last Week: 12
Last Time Out: 27-3 vs. Georgia

10. Notre Dame (7-1)
FourSight Points: 20
Last Week: 9
Last Time Out: 24-20 at Temple

10. Stanford (7-1)
FourSight Points: 20
Last Week: 7
Last Time Out: 30-28 at Washington State

12. Oklahoma State (8-0)
FourSight Points: 16
Last Week: 11
Last Time Out: 70-53 at Texas Tech

Others receiving votes: Oklahoma (8), Houston (6), Memphis (3), Florida State (2)

How the Panel Voted

Scott Keepfer
First Four:  Baylor, Clemson, Ohio State, LSU
Next 8: TCU, Michigan State, Alabama, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Iowa, Florida, Oklahoma

Willie T. Smith
First Four: LSU, Clemson, Ohio State, Baylor
Next 8: Alabama, Michigan State, Stanford, TCU, Houston, Memphis, Iowa, Florida

Elizabeth Walters
First Four: Baylor, LSU, Clemson, Michigan State
Next 8: Ohio State, TCU, Notre Dame, Alabama, Iowa, Stanford, Florida, Oklahoma State

Marty Guilfoos
First Four: Ohio State, Clemson, Baylor, Michigan State
Next 8: LSU, TCU, Oklahoma State, Iowa, Florida, Alabama, Oklahoma, Florida State

John Harrison
First Four: Baylor, Michigan State, Clemson, LSU
Next 8: Ohio State, TCU, Alabama, Oklahoma, Florida, Oklahoma State, Iowa, Florida State

Hunter Reid
First Four: Baylor, Clemson, LSU, Ohio State
Next 8: Alabama, TCU, Michigan State, Florida, Stanford, Iowa, Notre Dame, Houston

John D. Turner
First Four: Ohio State, Baylor, Clemson, LSU
Next 8: Michigan State, Alabama, TCU, Stanford, Notre Dame, Iowa, Oklahoma State, Florida

Mandrallius Robinson
First Four: LSU, Michigan State, Clemson, Baylor
Next 8: Ohio State, TCU, Alabama, Iowa, Florida, Notre Dame, Stanford, Houston

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