Clemson has the easiest path to the playoff and this weekend confirmed it. Yes, Va Tech and Bud Foster could make it interesting, but Clemson has too much talent for them. No one else in the ACC is remotely close.
Mark Richt is always going to be Mark Richt, good records but will not win a title. Miami is not even close to playing at a high level. LSU may be better than we think, but I do not think so.
As for FSU, the questions for Taggert are there. They were unprepared (Va Tech knew what was coming), soft and maybe out of shape (Va Tech much more physical) and the coaches looked overwhelmed. Given today's climate of instant gratification, Taggert is probably hearing it already.