Texas, Alabama in with Michigan, Washington, while unbeaten Florida State snubbed
The College Football Playoff selection committee made its choices known Sunday morning, and the Sellout Crowd crew has thoughts. Lots of thoughts. Berry Tramel doesn’t believe the right team is No. 1. Guerin Emig thinks the committee set an unfortunate precedent leaving out an undefeated Power Five team. And Jenni Carlson admits she thought, yes, the committee could actually leave out the SEC entirely. Todd Lisenbee quarterbacks the discussion about all of that and more.
0:32: Guerin says the committee went to a place he didn’t think it would go.
2:14: Jenni argues someone is always going to get left out, even when the playoff field expands.
5:00: Berry didn’t have a problem with Alabama over Florida State, but he has an issue with the rationale.
6:40: Todd says Florida State had an offset to a down year in the ACC.
7:30: Jenni questions whether the strength of the ACC was what cost Florida State.
11:05: Guerin wonders if the committee actually just selected the four best teams on conference-title-game weekend.
15:25: Berry says the committee faced a harsh reality if it left out the SEC.
16:46: Does Georgia have a complaint to make the playoff?
20:14: Why don’t nine-game and eight-game conference schedules matter?
21:23: What about these semifinal matchups?
Producer: Jacquelyn Musgrove
Creative director: Michael Lane