Through the first four weeks of the season, nothing had changed in the forecasted College Football Playoff field.
Starting in the preseason, Clemson was seeded No. 1 and slotted into the Peach Bowl against No. 4 Oklahoma, while No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 Ohio State were headed to the Fiesta Bowl.
But Week 5 changed things in the USA TODAY Sports bowl projections. The Tigers needed a two-point conversion stop with just more than a minute left to beat North Carolina. The narrow win knocked the defending national champions out of the No.