Clemson Basketball: An early look at the Tigers’ NCAA Tourney resume

SUNRISE, FL - DECEMBER 16: Elijah Thomas
SUNRISE, FL - DECEMBER 16: Elijah Thomas /

The Clemson basketball team has looked extremely impressive thus far. Here’s an early look at the Tigers’ NCAA Tournament resume in mid-January.

The Clemson basketball team has continued to impress through the first half of the season. The Tigers, at this point, are 4-1 in the ACC.

Right now, ESPN’s Bracketology has Clemson as a No. 4 seed playing East Tennessee State in the first round.

Here’s a look at the Tigers’ early resume.

Clemson Basketball Resume:

RPI Top-50 Wins: @ Ohio State, Florida (neutral), Louisville, Miami.

RPI Top-100 Wins: Hofstra (neutral), South Carolina, NC State, @ Boston College

Bad Losses: None. Both loss were against teams (Temple, @ NC State) inside the RPI top-100.

Current RPI ranking: No. 7

That’s right, Tiger fans. Clemson basketball is ranked No. 7 in the RPI right now. Their scheduled is ranked as the nation’s No. 23 toughest schedule.

The Tigers have a win on the road against Ohio State and against Florida on a neutral floor.

They also have conference wins over Louisville, Miami, NC State, and on the road against Boston College.

That’s really impressive at this point and I’d expect that resume to only become more impressive. The Tigers are a basic lock for the NCAA Tournament at this point and they need to just keep winning and playing good ball.

Win/Loss Efficiency:

Clemson’s remaining schedule still has tough road match ups against North Carolina, Virginia, Florida State and Syracuse.

Notably, the Tigers also have Notre Dame, Florida State, and Duke at home. Right now, Clemson is 4-1 in conference play.

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12-6 would be a great accomplishment in the ACC. To get there, the Tigers will need to go 8-5 in the remaining 13 games. I think that’s definitely in the wheelhouse for Clemson and it will be interesting to see what the rest of January and February holds for the Tigers.