No. 1-ranked Clemson’s underwhelming performance in a 21-20 victory at North Carolina brought out plenty of critics who believe the Tigers should drop in the polls next week.

The Tigers stopped a 2-point conversion late to hold off the Tar Heels and extend their winning streak to 20 games. After Javonte Williams’ scored with 1:17 remaining, UNC coach Mack Brown elected to go for the win, and not play for overtime.

Before Saturday, Clemson’s closest call this season was a 24-10 win over Texas A&M.

It was a struggle from the beginning, as RB Travis Etienne fumbled to give the Tar Heels an early score. Clemson then had a series of false-start penalties, and ultimately had six penalties versus three for UNC.

Now plenty of people are promoting the idea that the likes of Alabama, Georgia, LSU and others should move up, while Clemson takes a slide in the polls.