All college football fans knew that whoever the College Football Playoff committee picked as the best four teams in the country was going to be met with controversy and arguments. Fans made their voices heard on Sunday after announcing four teams getting into the College Football Playoff.
Fans Reaction to College Football Playoff Selections
It was announced Sunday that Michigan was the top team in the playoffs. The Washington Huskies were the second-ranked team in the playoffs. Coming in third was the Texas Longhorns. The fourth-ranked team brought some controversy as the Alabama Crismon Tide took the last spot after upsetting the number one Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC Championship game.
What made the Alabama selection get questioned by fans was the Florida State Seminoles going undefeated and winning the ACC Championship Game Saturday. The concern was that without quarterback Jordan Travis being healthy for Florida State, the Seminoles might not be as competitive as Alabama would be as they are healthier.
Travis himself took to social media to defend the ‘Noles.
devastated. heartbroken. In so much disbelief rn, I wish my leg broke earlier in the season so y’all could see this team is much more than the quarterback. I thought results matter. 13-0 and this roster matches up across any team in those top 4 rankings. I am so sorry. Go Noles!
— Jordan Travis (@jordantrav13) December 3, 2023
This sparked a lot of fans talking about their disappointment that Florida State was left out.
Breakup the NCAA pic.twitter.com/aC0jERdHgd
— Scott Simpson (@NimblewNumbers) December 3, 2023
I’m not FSU fan but they did everything they were asked to do and still got the shaft. This is a total SEC bias here
— Beach Bum (@skamin7) December 3, 2023
Some fans believed the committee got the right four teams in the College Football Playoff.
Yes, because they don’t have a quarterback. They would’ve been a double digit underdog to anyone in the field.
— AE5 (@cla51678409) December 3, 2023
Resume v Best team
Florida State is not the same team without Travis. Bama has become a top 4 team since losing to Texas.
Last year of complaints tho.
— Joshua Igwe (@Joshua___ig) December 3, 2023
Take a bow, CFP selection committee. You got it right.
— Kirk Bohls (@kbohls) December 3, 2023
There were even those who were calling for the new playoff format should have been brought in earlier.
No better proof than this year that the 12-team College Football Playoff is the correct move going forward.
— Rufus (@Lucasjay16) December 3, 2023
Time for the 12 team playoff
— Jordan (@Jord1104) December 3, 2023
The 12-team playoff format will begin in the 2024 season as this will be the last season of the four-team playoffs.
Now, with the College Football Playoffs set, the Michigan Wolverines will face off against the Alabama Crimson Tide playing in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day at 5:00 pm EST. The second playoff matchup will be the Washington Huskies against the Texas Longhorns in the Sugar Bowl, which will be played on the same day at 8:45 pm EST. Both games will be broadcast on ESPN.