The College Football Playoff cannot be won or lost in Week 1. However, early-season statements can carry weight when the debate for the postseason ramps up later in the season.

Unfortunately for LSU, its first early-season statement of the year is an absolute clunker, losing to Florida State 45-24 Sunday night. Making matters worse, the Seminoles have secured a key head-to-head statement if the eventual Playoff discussion calls for a comparison between  LSU and Florida State.

While Week 1 is prime for overreactions, a number of fans and media members are already debating LSU’s Playoff outlook after such a disastrous performance. To be fair, the Tigers have put themselves behind the 8-ball out of the gates.

No team has made the 4-team Playoff with 2 losses on their record, and the 0-1 Tigers must still face Ole Miss and Alabama on the road to go with games against Auburn and Texas A&M at home. And if the Tigers do win out, they must still face an SEC East champion in Atlanta.

Here’s how social media reacted to the Week 1 defeat:

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