Poll: If Wake Forest runs the table, should the Demon Deacons make the CFP?

In this week’s College Football Playoff rankings, Wake Forest moved to No. 10. At 9-1, this is the highest ranking for any ACC team; Pitt and NC State land at No. 18 and No. 20, respectively.

Here are the nine teams ahead of Wake Forest in the CFP:

  1. Georgia, 10-0
  2. Alabama, 9-1
  3. Oregon, 9-1
  4. Ohio State, 9-1
  5. Cincinnati, 10-0
  6. Michigan, 9-1
  7. Michigan State, 9-1
  8. Notre Dame, 9-1
  9. Oklahoma State, 9-1

Wake Forest has two games left in the regular season: at Clemson this Saturday, then home vs. Boston College to closeout the regular season. Barring a disaster, Wake Forest should make it to the ACC Championship game, for a likely matchup with Kenny Pickett and Pittsburgh.

Now, assuming Wake Forest wins its next three games, including the ACC title game, should the 12-1 Demon Deacons make the CFP?