CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) No. 3 Clemson is back in playoff position with no plans to give up its foothold after clinching a fifth straight ACC Atlantic Division title. Even some past Tiger stars are helping make sure this group maintains its focus.
Clemson (10-0, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) had expected a showdown for the division crown Saturday against surprising Wake Forest (7-2, 3-2). But the big-game potential ended with the Demon Deacons 36-17 loss at Virginia Tech last week combined with the Tigers' 25th straight win, 55-10, at North Carolina State.
There's still plenty at stake. Clemson, fifth in the first College Football Playoff poll, moved up to third and is poised for a chance to defend its national title - as long as they continue winning.