Fox Sports has released its first round of the 2016 college football playoff, featuring a rematch between No. 1 Clemson and No. 2 Florida State.
Here are some key takeaways from the weekend’s action:1.
No. 3 Florida State wins the ACC Coastal Division, and No: 2 Clemson falls to No. 4 Alabama.2.
No: 1 Clemson beats No: 3 Florida St. in an upset of the worst-kept secret in college football.3.
No, 4 Clemson gets a late push against No. 5 Florida State to get into the playoff.
The ACC Coastal is set for the fourth weekend in a row, which means it will play its first-ever semifinal in the final weekend of the regular season.
Clemson was the top-ranked team in the conference heading into the regular-season.
Florida State was No. 12.
The ACC Coastal standings are as follows:ACC Coastal standings: Florida StateNo.
1 Florida State (3-0, 3-0 ACC) No. 8 Clemson (1-3, 1-3 ACC)No. 5 Clemson (0-2, 0-2 ACC) ClemsonNo.
4 Florida State No. 6 Miami (Fla.)
(1)Florida State and Clemson will square off in the ACC’s first-round playoff on Sunday, Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m.
ET on Fox Sports 1.
Clemson is seeded No. 9, while Florida State is No. 10.
The final matchup will determine which team advances to the College Football Playoff semifinal.
The top two seeds will advance to the championship game on Jan. 7.
The loser of the first semifinal will advance directly to the semifinals, with the winner playing a No. 16 team from the College Basketball Playoffs.
The first two games of the ACC regular- season will be played Saturday and Sunday.
Clemson will play No. 17 Georgia Tech in the first of two games.
Florida St will face No. 21 Michigan State in the second of two.
The second meeting between Clemson and Florida State will be in the fourth game of the season.