Todd McShay gets shredded for Playoff take after Ohio State loss
Todd McShay is an NFL and college football analyst for ESPN, and he was watching the Michigan upset of Ohio State on Saturday afternoon in Ann Arbor.
After the Buckeyes lost, McShay fired off a tweet that earned him immediate criticism.
As you can see below, McShay said he still thinks a 2-loss Ohio State team should get into the College Football Playoff over an undefeated Cincinnati team, arguing that he wants the best 4 teams in the event:
A lot can happen in the next week. But if it comes down to to OSU and Cincinnati for the No. 4 spot in the CFP, Ohio State is simply better. Two losses might keep them out but I want the #best4teams
— Todd McShay (@McShay13) November 27, 2021
Naturally, McShay was immediately called out for that take:
You dont even know the best four players let alone the best four teams
— Bryan Abdallah (@YoungFocusBA) November 27, 2021
So who cares about playing the games then? Let’s just decide the 4 best teams at the beginning and let them play.
— Nick Luna (@licknuna) November 27, 2021
You are literally deciding the playoff teams based on recruiting rankings. Why even play the games at that point? Quite a take
— RTD709 (@JMC5041) November 27, 2021
Most talented doesn’t mean best team. They blew their chance to get in. ✌?
— Brad Ziegler (@BradZiegler) November 27, 2021
should just never play any games and ESPN decides the 4 teams in August every year, i guess….
— Adam Miezin (@amiezin) November 27, 2021
Your platform is too big to be talking this crazy https://t.co/4WMNUBizxz
— issaRant (@RTexada) November 27, 2021
This @CFBPlayoff format is now getting so ridiculously subjective to the point where we’re considering teams based solely off of recruiting rankings. Sorry, but the games still have to matter! ??♂️ https://t.co/Xc7vS0Q87R
— Joey Ellis (@Jellis1016) November 27, 2021
— Dr. Daniel fromSport, Esq. (@DanielfromSport) November 27, 2021
Everything that's wrong with the college football playoff* in one tweet. https://t.co/yYiClWHN0d
— Kevin Scarbinsky (@KevinScarbinsky) November 27, 2021
What will the College Football Playoff committee do with the Buckeyes on Tuesday night when the new rankings come out? It seems likely that they’ll at least drop out of the top 4, regardless of what McShay thinks.