Losing to Florida State on September 22 almost certainly ruined Clemson's chances at a National Championship.
But this doesn't eliminate the Tigers' chances of making a BCS bowl game for a second consecutive year.
Florida State was upset by N.C. State, putting the Tigers right back in the thick of things in the ACC's Atlantic Division. Maryland sits atop that division at 2-0, but FSU, Clemson and N.C. State are the class of that division.
The Tigers must win out and need FSU to lose again to defend their division crown, while N.C. State controls its own destiny and has the head-to-head tiebreaker with the Seminoles.
Here is a look at some realistic postseason scenarios for the Tigers this season.