Tigers celebration: Swinney promises pizza party at Clemson

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Dabo Swinney says there pizza party he promised will be held at Clemson on Sunday – whether the Tigers win or lose the Atlantic Coast Conference game on Saturday night.

The Tigers coach said Tuesday his top-ranked team ''deserves a celebration'' for what they've already accomplished. Clemson is 12-0 for the first time in 34 years. Should the Tigers defeat No. 8 North Carolina (11-1) in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Tigers are headed to the College Football Playoff.

A loss would still get them into one of the New Year's six bowl games, which Swinney says is a stellar accomplishment.

Swinney told fans to look for an early Sunday morning announcement. The playoff teams will be named at noon Sunday with the rest of the bowl slots revealed Sunday afternoon.