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The Clemson Tigers, for the sixth straight season, are back in the College Football Playoff as the No. 2 seed in the final ranking.

The Tigers will travel to New Orleans to take on the Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl.

The game is a rematch of last year's Fiesta Bowl, which saw the Tigers outlast the Buckeyes in an instant classic—and marks the third time the two teams will meet in the last five seasons.

The trip to Texas marks the Tigers' third trip to NoLa to play a football game in the last three seasons. In 2017, the Tigers lost to Alabama in the Sugar Bowl and also lost to LSU in the CFP National Championship in 2019.


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Regardless of where the Tigers were sent, Swinney has always just wanted his Tigers to have a shot.

"(The rankings) really doesn't matter. We'll play somewhere and play somebody and be thankful for the opportunity," Swinney said. "We just want to have an opportunity to compete for the whole thing. I think we’ve done enough to get somewhere in that top four, wherever they put us we just want a chance to play and see if we can get to the top of the mountain.”