Florida State Snub Ignites Fan Fury: The College Football Playoff selection committee faced a storm of criticism for omitting Florida State from this year’s Playoff. Outraged fans inundated the committee with complaints, prompting such an influx that the contact page on the official Playoff website appears to have been taken down.
The discontent revolves around Florida State being the first undefeated Power Five champion to miss out on the final four. Many expected an undefeated record to secure a top-four spot, but concerns arose after quarterback Jordan Travis’ injury and the Seminoles’ performance in the ACC Championship game against Louisville.
Ultimately, the committee opted for Alabama as the fourth team in the Playoff, giving them the spot after their triumph over Georgia in the SEC Championship Game. This decision opens the possibility for Alabama to seek redemption for their lone loss of the season in the national championship game, provided they defeat Michigan and Texas triumphs over Washington.
As for Florida State, they will square off against Georgia in the Orange Bowl, setting the stage for a clash between the No. 5 and No. 6 teams in the committee’s rankings.