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Clemson’s scare against UNC knocks them down a peg in this week’s FanPulse top 25

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Fans’ confidence in the Tigers is understandably rattled after what went down in Chapel Hill.

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This past weekend was a big one for UNC fans, and perhaps one that Clemson fans would like to forget despite their team escaping Kenan Stadium with a victory. Things got way too dicey for the Tigers, as the Heels did everything they could to try and make a statement against the number one team in the country. Their statement was felt, and that is especially reflected in this week’s FanPulse survey.

You, the readers, have decided that there needed to be a new king atop the FanPulse top 25. Here’s this week’s updated rankings:

The Alabama Crimson Tide leapfrogged Clemson to claim the number one spot this week, which is very understandable. It’s no secret to anybody in the country at this point that Clemson does not look like the best team in the country coming out of Saturday, despite any amount of credit that we want to credit Mack Brown and his squad. Granted, the Heels do deserve a good amount of credit, but let’s be honest: if Alabama did show up in Chapel Hill this weekend, things would go very, very different. This is why they now are where they are in the rankings.

What’s really amazing about the fallout from the game is that Clemson fans don’t seem very rattled by what almost happened. In their confidence chart this week, the mark barely moved from a perfect 100%:

Meanwhile in Chapel Hill, things are looking a little bit better according to fans:

I personally feel a little bit better about this team, but now that we know what they are capable of Carolina has to find a way to take down Georgia Tech this weekend. If they don’t, they may become that team that only plays big in big moments, when the reality is that every game should be treated like they are out to make a statement to the entire country. Here’s hoping it’s a message drilled into them this week in practice and that they leave Atlanta 2-0 in the Coastal.

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