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No. 3 Clemson, No. 5 Florida State to square off in ACC's highest-ranked showdown in 8 years

  • Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd (10) is surrounded by fans while being escorted off of the field after defeating Boston College 24-14 in an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/ Richard Shiro)

    Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd (10) is surrounded by fans while being escorted off of the field after defeating Boston College 24-14 in an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/ Richard Shiro)  (The Associated Press)

  • Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney, left, calls out a play to his team while defensive coordinator Brent Venables, center, and Garry Peters watch during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Boston College, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C. Clemson won 24-14. (AP Photo/ Richard Shiro)

    Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney, left, calls out a play to his team while defensive coordinator Brent Venables, center, and Garry Peters watch during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Boston College, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C. Clemson won 24-14. (AP Photo/ Richard Shiro)  (The Associated Press)

After No. 3 Clemson's great escape against Boston College, the Tigers can finally focus on No. 5 Florida State and the Atlantic Coast Conference's first top-five showdown in eight years.

While the Seminoles (5-0, 3-0) had the week off, Clemson needed two fourth-quarter scores to rally past Boston College and set up its second high-profile game in the season's first two months.

The Tigers (6-0, 4-0) started the year with a 38-35 win over then fifth-ranked Georgia in front of a packed Death Valley.

Next Saturday is the ACC's highest-ranked game since 2005 when fifth-ranked Miami topped No. 3 Virginia Tech, 27-7.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said the Tigers will be ready.