CFP selection committee chairman explains why Ohio State is ranked No. 1 over LSU
The LSU Tigers debuted at No. 2 despite most thinking they have the best resume in college football.
With wins against Florida, Auburn and Texas, the Tigers certainly could boast the best wins in the nation. However, the selection committee didn’t necessarily agree. The committee had Ohio State ranked No. 1 ahead of the Tigers.
College Football Playoff selection committee chairman Rob Mullens, also Oregon’s athletic director, explained why on ESPN.
“Well, two outstanding teams. We obviously recognize LSU’s marquee wins against Florida and Auburn,” Mullens said. “Two outstanding offenses with Joe Burrow at LSU and the new offensive coordinator, but when you watch Ohio State, they have performed at a very consistent level. Really good on both sides of the ball. Really explosive offensive playmakers, and Chase Young is probably as disruptive a player as there is in the country. When you look at their resume, they perform at a consistently high level every week.”
It’s clear — the committee thinks this Ohio State team is very dominant, as even Mullens rattled off Chase Young’s name.
Of course, the rankings change week-to-week and if LSU were to take down No. 3 Alabama Saturday, that would likely be enough to boost the Tigers to No. 1 over the Buckeyes.