When the first BCS standings we were released a year ago, Clemson fans were on the edge of their seats.
The Tigers were in the mix, unbeaten, and riding a string of three consecutive victories over top-25 opponents.
This year's version finds Clemson, and the ACC, on the outside looking in - the Tigers done in by Florida State, and the Seminoles subsequently unable to survive their first ACC road test of the season.
The impact of N.C. State's upset victory over the previously third-ranked Seminoles was evident Sunday when FSU landed at No. 14 in the Official BCS Standings.
Clemson came in at No. 19.
Unbeatens Alabama, Florida, Oregon, Kansas State and Notre Dame make up the top five, and are followed by once-beaten LSU and South Carolina. Unbeaten Oregon State is eighth, with once-beaten Oklahoma and USC rounding out the top 10.
Clemson is ranked 10th among teams with one loss, behind LSU, South Carolina, Oklahoma, USC, Georgia, West Virginia, Texas Tech and Texas A&M.