Dabo Swinney immediately played the no-respect card, telling his players Clemson was the first defending national champion since 1966 to open the season No. 1, go undefeated and drop to No. 3.
The Buckeyes (13-0) will face third-seeded, Atlantic Coast Conference champion Clemson (13-0) in the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona, on December 28.
Priority ordering for donor groups, season ticket holders, and Varsity O Football members is still ongoing, and will conclude Tuesday, December 10 at 5 p.m. for the Fiesta Bowl, and Tuesday, December 17 at 5 p.m. for the National Championship game. In total, it will be Clemson's 45th bowl appearance, with the Tigers entering their upcoming bowl schedule with an existing 24-20 all-time record in bowl play.More news: WhatsApp new feature: Get call waiting facility on Android phones
Oklahoma University came in ranked 4th. On ESPN, shortly after the pairings were released, he was asked how he can play the disrespect card with 28 straight wins. Instead, the Tigers will make a long trip to Arizona to take on Ohio State. Ohio State has five victories against CFP-ranked teams, including Wisconsin twice.
That being said, Clemson is playing the best football in the nation at this point. This will be the third consecutive year the Sooners face an SEC team.
Clemson will clearly be motivated heading into the Fiesta Bowl matchup.More news: Bushfire smoke chokes Sydney, halting ferries and triggering alarms
Orgeron will be going up against Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley. Burrow started his career at Ohio State before switching schools in 2018.
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence led the Tigers to a national championship as a freshman last season, the first time since 1985 that happened.More news: Jones wins 2nd Australian Open golf crown