The Tigers have a schedule ranking of 81.60 so far this season according to the service, second to Oregon State's 84.39. Clemson is far ahead of California, who is third at 78.72. Three of the top 10 teams in the nation in terms of schedule difficulty are in the ACC.
The others are North Carolina, fourth at
78.69 and Florida State, eighth at 77.44.
Clemson has just finished a three-game stretch in which it
played at Texas A&M, at Florida State and at Virginia. All three
schools are ranked in the top 25 of the latest AP poll, with Florida
State and Virginia ranked in the top 10 of both polls. When Clemson
played at Florida State and at Virginia in consecutive games it
marked the first time since 1966 that Clemson had played consecutive
games on the road against top 10 teams.
Clemson's major sports have played a difficult schedule of
late. Last year the Clemson men's basketball schedule was ranked as
the fourth most difficult in the nation by the Sagarin computer
ranking with a 82.04 figure.
Sagarin Nation's Most Difficult Football Schedule
(Through games of October 9)
Rk Team Record Rank
1. Oregon State 1-4 84.39
2. Clemson 1-4 81.60
3. California 3-1 78.72
4. North Carolina 3-3 78.69
5. Brigham Young 2-4 78.64
6. Houston 1-5 77.82
7. Southern Cal 5-0 77.57
8. Florida State 4-1 77.44
9. SMU 1-5 76.81
10. New Mexico 2-4 76.61
Clemson Schedule Ranked 2nd
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