Gary Barta is the chair of the College Football Playoff selection committee. With that comes the unenviable job of explaining the committee’s rankings live on ESPN each week.

Well, when Michigan was once again ranked No. 6 and Michigan State No. 7, it drew some negativity on social media.

That’s because, only 2 weeks ago, Michigan State beat Michigan in a head-to-head contest. So, how did Barta explain that ranking?

Yeah. Any time you start a quote with “set aside watching the games,” it probably isn’t going to end well.

As you can imagine, fans took to Twitter to rip Barta for that comment, ignoring what happened on the field between the Wolverines and Spartans:

Yeah, that one is going to be getting a lot of mileage this week, particularly at Michigan State.