Running back Travis Etienne set the Clemson career mark for rushing touchdowns in the Tigers 59-14 win, Saturday. (Travis Bell/SIDELINE CAROLINA)

Dabo Swinney held his weekly teleconference, Sunday, a day after his Clemson Tigers moved to 9-0 on the season with a 59-14 win over Wofford. Clemson did not move in the polls, remaining at no. 4 with the AP and no. 3 with the Coaches. But the poll that impacts Clemson’s playoff fortunes, the College Football Playoff Ranking, will be released Tuesday.

It has been widely speculated that the Tigers are ranked behind some of the other college football powers due to a perceived lack of quality opponents on the 2019 schedule. Coach Swinney sees it differently, “I can’t control what every individual team is from year to year, but it’s the same conversation every year when it comes to Clemson, for whatever reason. But we’ve done pretty good in postseason. Everybody gets amnesia … but yet we win and the next year it’s the same conversation.”

Wherever Clemson lands in the first College Football Playoff Rankings released Tuesday, Swinney is more concerned with the task at hand. Swinney said, “This team is trying to stay on track to achieve our next goal and that is to win this (Atlantic) division. That is solely our focus.”

Clemson will return to ACC play at NC State, Saturday.

Dabo Swinney teleconference



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