College Football Fans Aren’t Thrilled Alabama Is #4 in CFP Rankings (Angry Tweets Here)
The College Football Playoff rankings were released for the first time last night, and after a predictable top three entries (Clemson, LSU, Ohio State), Alabama found their way to the 4th spot, despite having a loss and a schedule that’s included cakewalks like Middle Tennessee, Louisiana-Monroe and Arkansas.
Of course, many would argue that Alabama, even with that loss, is still one of the four best teams in the nation, and many other people (smarter people) would argue that whining about the rankings in week eight is kind of silly.
However, Twitter isn’t trying to hear THAT:
What is Alabama’s biggest win this season? pic.twitter.com/LNszeTE1U4
— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) November 4, 2015
The SEC blows. Literally the reason they get the rankings is because ESPN controls sports media, ESPN partnered with SEC to make more money.
— Enrique (@ClementJackson_) November 4, 2015
Jeff Long says Alabama has three quality wins. That’s an interesting take.
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) November 4, 2015
Would someone please let this committee know they play football in the Big 12. — Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) November 4, 2015
The message to the teams is schedule tough out of conference. Unless you’re in the SEC. Then don’t worry about it.
— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) November 4, 2015
If any other team loses at home with 5 turnovers not named Alabama, they would not be in the top 4. #CFP25
— Rico Beard (@RicoBeard) November 4, 2015
So, yeah, there seems to be some dissension, some bitching, and a few conspiracy theories. What else did you expect from college football?
Then there’s this guy. I like this guy:
Try and disagree, hater pic.twitter.com/5NaKHsAXTS
— Luke Zimmermann (@lukezim) November 4, 2015