It’s not too surprising, but we are on our way to another game between Ohio State and Clemson in the College Football Playoff.

Last season, the Tigers eked out a win over the Buckeyes, which seems par for the course for this budding rivalry between Power 5 dynamos. With the matchup now firmly in place, Tiger head coach Dabo Swinney virtually met with the media to discuss his team’s next challenge.

It appears that Swinney also notices the significance of this matchup with Ohio State. These two teams have developed a history of matching up on the big stage.

One of the big talking points surrounding the CFP this year is the number of games teams have played. The Buckeyes have played just six compared to Clemson’s 11. There seems to be a debate about how more or less games will impact teams.

The Tigers come into this game following a rousing performance against Notre Dame in the ACC title game. Clemson avenged its loss to the Irish earlier this season. The Tigers certainly aren’t a group that lacks confidence.

Like many things in 2020, the build-up to the CFP is different than in previous years. Usually, teams have three to four weeks to prepare. This time. The timeline is about two weeks. It changes how these teams will prepare compared to previous years.

It’s all been different in 2020. The Buckeyes have to hope that their luck against Clemson in the CFP will also be different this year.