Social media slams College Football Playoff committee over Florida's ranking
Florida sustained a potentially damaging loss to LSU on Saturday that cast its College Football Playoff hopes into serious question. However, despite entering the game ranked at No. 6 in the CFP Top 25, they fell just 1 spot to No. 7 despite losing as a heavy favorite at home against a shorthanded Tigers squad.
Dan Mullen’s team will be hoping to topple No. 1 Alabama from the ranks of the unbeaten on Saturday in the SEC Championship Game. The SEC champion has never been left out of the Playoff, so if the Gators defeat the Crimson Tide, they still stand a very strong chance at getting in. That being said, a 2-loss team has never earned a Playoff bid.
The Gators’ latest ranking was a source of controversy on social media, with a number of college football fans inside and outside the conference believing Florida should have faced stiffer punishment after its loss in Gainesville. Here’s a sampling of some of the reaction:
Florida drops one spot for losing to a 4-5 team. Cincinnati drops one spot for not playing. What.
— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) December 16, 2020
Cincy and Florida each drop one spot…one didn't even play a game…the other lost at home to a 3 win team with 54 scholarship players and a TFr QB making his first start
— Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) December 16, 2020
Ohio State stays at 4, but the ridiculous thing about this is that Florida falls only one spot after that terrible loss. This committee has lost its mind
— Scarlet & Game (@ScarletAndGame) December 16, 2020
How does Florida drop one spot when losing at home to a team with losing record? That makes zero sense. So if they beat Bama would they be in the discussion for playoff? That’s as silly as throwing a shoe at a TV screen #Denver7
— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) December 16, 2020
So that tossed shoe cost Florida all of one spot?
— Steve Layman (@SteveLayman) December 16, 2020
#CFBPlayoff is trash. Florida drops one spot after an awful loss but Cincinnati continues to fall when they haven't been able to play for reasons out of their control? Iowa State moves up too? I shouldn't even be surprised. #CFP #Bearcats
— Matthew (@_BookOfMatthew) December 16, 2020
Florida loses to a 3 win LSU team and only falls one spot.
Fire every member on the committee. https://t.co/IJiqshJN8A
— Ⓜ️ (@Naiquim) December 16, 2020
Florida lost as a 23 point favorite to 3-5 LSU at home and the CFP committee moved them down one (1) spot to #8
Rankings obviously mean nothing.
— Riley (@Brokeeefe) December 16, 2020
The fact that Florida is still in the top 10 is an absolute travesty. This playoff committee is horrible.
How does Florida lose as 20+ point favorites at home and only drop 1 spot? Cincinnati didn’t even play and dropped one spot
— Devin M. Bilski (@DevinMBilski) December 16, 2020
I normally don’t take to twitter to voice my opinions but the college football playoff rankings just released and Florida who lost to a under .500 LSU TEAM DROPPED ONE SPOT IN THE RANKINGS. which means a win against alabama could possibly put them in. unbelievable!
— Lucas Miller (@thelucasmiller) December 16, 2020
Florida, a 23 point favorite, loses to unranked, 5 loss LSU, and they drop ONE SPOT in the rankings. The SEC bias is incomprehensible, year in, year out. https://t.co/CAX2eNEiKb
— Evan Shaughnessy (@evanshag6) December 16, 2020
Florida lost to one of the worst teams in the SEC as 24 point favorites and only dropped 1 spot.
Welcome to the SEC Committee.
— Coach Pep ⚾️ (@RobPep12) December 16, 2020
— Mike Dury (@MikeDury) December 16, 2020