How Should the CFP Committee View a Clemson Loss Without Trevor Lawrence?

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As you probably know, the No. 1 football player in the country has tested positive for the coronavirus making him unavailable for this game against Boston College and possibly next game against Notre Dame. Now let's lay some ground rules for this conversation:

  1. We know that Trevor Lawrence is an amazing player
  2. He is not the entire reason Clemson is good
  3. Clemson is in the top class of college football teams right now

Now that we have those in place, the question stands, does a loss without Trevor Lawrence even count?

The answer should be absolutely yes.

Every single team that is playing right now has to wade through the uncertain waters of 2020 in the same way. The questions about getting the coronavirus and the week to week unknowns are not just a Clemson problem. Add on top of it that because Clemson has been so good for so long, they probably have a damn good quarterback as a backup. Clemson got unlucky but let's be real, it takes a lot of luck to be in the right position to be considered for a spot in the College Football Playoffs.

What do you think?

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