Social media reacts to Alabama's steep drop in latest CFP rankings
Alabama saw its College Football Playoff hopes come to an end on Saturday with a wild 48-45 loss to Auburn in the Iron Bowl.
A 30-yard field goal with 2 minutes left that would have tied it, but instead hit the upright and stayed out, giving the Tigers the ball back for good. And for the first time since the CFP was established in 2014, the Crimson Tide will not be a participant.
That fact was driven home as the latest Playoff rankings were revealed, which saw Alabama plummet from No. 5 to No. 12. In a cruelly ironic twist for several reasons, Auburn was placed a spot higher at No. 11.
The good news for the Tide: their loss of seven spots paled in comparison to Minnesota dropping 10 places to No. 18.
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Social media was quick to react to the rankings upon their unveiling, with Tide fans either accepting of their fate or upset at the committee’s decision, Auburn fans celebrating the fate of their rival, and college football fans in general chiming in with comments of their own.
Alabama at 12th is an absolute joke — burn the committee down. They’re in the top 5 of every good computer ranking. https://t.co/SFWTgx8jPJ
— Andrew Cox (@AndrewWyattCox) December 4, 2019
Alabama falls to ……12th. Solid troll by the playoff committee
— Drunk Aubie (@DrunkAubie) December 4, 2019
— Geaux Tigers (@Tribal_Eagle70) December 4, 2019
So uhh Alabama (#12) might miss a NY6 bowl😶
— All College Football (@allcfb_) December 4, 2019
Alabama's playoff ranking a true joke…..
— Stan J. Griffin (@StanJGriffin) December 4, 2019
#Bama ranked no.12. Don't make any sense, but I will leave it alone. Bama should have taken care of business.
— Crimson Blood (@CrimsonBlood81) December 4, 2019
Auburn – 11
Alabama – 12
(You can read this as the new CFP ranking, or how many players each team had on the field on 4th down.)
— Will Middleton (@willmiddlet0n) December 4, 2019
"Alabama tumbles to 12 in CFP Rankings" pic.twitter.com/iyOqygTIgM
— ❄Suit Williams❄ (@SuitWilliams) December 4, 2019
Alabama #12? Just love to see it.
— So Nice, Say It Twice (@SoloVita_) December 4, 2019
Penn State is ranked higher than Alabama pic.twitter.com/wlAQPntQaQ
— Elijah Stark🍭 (@EliKneel) December 4, 2019
How long has it been since Alabama was outside the top ten? It’s nice!
— Buckeye Privilege (@BuckeyesSports) December 4, 2019