Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston leads No. 4 FSU against No. 11 Georgia Tech this weekend.
Anyone else miss the BCS? I'm only kidding -- sort of.
Okay, this is just getting out of hand. How does Florida State slip to No. 4 in the College Football Playoff Poll when all they do is win? If the Noles defeat No. 11 Georgia Tech they should at least jump No. 3 TCU even if the Horned Frogs win this weekend. TCU faces Iowa State (2-9) on Saturday and the Cyclones have not won a BIG 12 game this season.
And FSU is undefeated and TCU is a one-loss team. No disrespect to TCU fans, but you DON'T deserve to be ahead of Florida State in the rankings. I can accept the argument, of being in the SEC, for No. 1 Alabama leading FSU in the polls, but I don't believe No. 2 Oregon should be ahead of the Seminoles. The Ducks played Wyoming and South Dakota in their non-conference schedule. And they're ahead of Florida State? Yes, I know they also played No. 8 Michigan State (10-2).
And this is not just about FSU anymore. How about No. 5 Ohio State? Are you telling me that the Horned Frogs should be in and the Buckeyes out? If you place their resumes side-by-side, you can make an argument that OSU should be No. 4, too. I realize that quarterback J.T. Barrett broke his leg and will not play for the Buckeyes, but their body of work, thus far, should get them in. If they lose this weekend, then talk to me.
"Certainly committee members are very interested to watch Ohio State's performance with the backup quarterback, and again, the results on the field will dictate to us how we feel about Ohio State, how they perform in the game, and then how, if we have to project forward, how they will compete," selection committee leader Jeff Long said.
The most glaring injustice, and I truly feel for fans of the Baylor Bears, is that Baylor sits at No. 6 in the most recent CFB poll. What the heck is going on? Baylor is another one-loss team, just like TCU, but the Bears defeated the Horned Frogs HEAD TO HEAD this season. The selection committee should be ASHAMED of themselves. I have no dog in this fight, but I feel the Bears' pain.
"As we pointed out before, TCU has five wins over teams with winning records or .500 records and above, and Baylor has three, if you include Texas at 6-6," Long said. "I can't say it's one thing. It's a number of things we look at, and we believe TCU is better and deserving of that No. 3 rank over Baylor."
FYI: Both Baylor and TCU will play one game less than Alabama, FSU, Oregon and Ohio State. So, now we're penalizing teams for playing more games AND winning? Shake yourselves selection committee!
Now, if FSU loses this weekend, the Seminoles are out of the CFB Playoff? Seriously? "The Noles are just one WIN away from playing themselves out of the CFB Playoff." I heard a well-recognized sports play-by-play announcer make this statement. He gets it. Hello, committee? Anyone home?
The truth is that there will always be some manner of dispute, whether we use the current CFB Playoff method going forward or any number of incarnations that might come along. Regardless of whether there are four teams, eight teams or 64 teams, someone on the outside looking in will always have an argument.
How would you rank the top 6? Here are my picks:
1) Alabama (11-1)
2) Florida State (12-0)
3) Oregon (11-1)
4) Ohio State (11-1)
5) Baylor (10-1)
6) TCU (10-1)
One more week of chaos and misgivings to go. It will all be settled this weekend, right?