The five reactions to the fourth rankings from the College Football Playoff committee.
5. Rapid-Fire First Reaction To Latest College Football Playoff Rankings
Seriously, College Football Playoff committee … where’s Missouri?
Tenth in strength of schedule, it blew away the No. 11 Florida team in The Swamp, and while the loss a South Carolina was a tough, close battle, there’s no shame in losing to Alabama, Georgia, and in a heartbreaker to Kentucky.
And the Tigers beat Purdue, too.
It’s still a good thing that the committee is giving LSU the love at 7. Yeah, the sin over Georgia is still great, the loss at Florida – MISSOURI, people, COME ON – isn’t bad, and that dominant winnower Georgia remains, technically, the second-best victory in college football this season.
There’s a massive divide between the top ten and everyone else. Florida at 11? Whatever. Utah at 17? Okay. Texas at 14? Throw all the teams outside of the top ten in a hat pick them out, and there you go. The only reason this matters is because …
The fight for the last New Year’s Six spot will be interesting. There’s going to be massive movement after this weekend, and being in the No. 11 spot will probably get the job done.
Playoff committee. Give your reason for Utah State. Texas A&M’s four losses are to Clemson, at Alabama, at Mississippi State, at Auburn, and it has a win over Kentucky and won at Ole Miss. Throw in the wins at South Carolina and UAB, and Utah State doesn’t have a win over anyone as good as eight of the teams A&M has faced so far.