Social media reacts to Ohio State jumping LSU for No. 1 in CFP rankings
The latest College Football Playoff rankings had a little twist when they were released on Tuesday.
Ohio State, fresh off a win over Penn State on Saturday, leapfrogged LSU for the top spot, while the Tigers dropped to No. 2 despite their 56-20 win over Arkansas. Clemson and Georgia remained at No. 3 and No. 4.
Clearly, the CFP committee felt that the Buckeyes win over a Nittany Lions team ranked No. 8 in last week’s rankings, was of greater value than the Tigers’ win over a struggling Razorbacks program. However, the Buckeyes didn’t dominate from start to finish and needed a 4th quarter touchdown to seal the deal, while the Tigers, despite leading only 7-3 after one quarter, eventually pulled away for a comfortable victory. And with Ohio State at No. 1 and Georgia at No. 4, if the College Football Playoff were to start this weekend, it probably isn’t lost on many fans that a Justin Fields vs. Jake Fromm semifinal matchup would be on the table.
Of course, there was plenty of reaction on social media about whether or not the playoff committee made the right decision.
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— Jacques Doucet (@JacquesDoucet) November 27, 2019
What more do you want from LSU? Ohio State struggled against a barely over par Penn State team and they move up?
— Trevor Lanford (@TrevorLanford) November 27, 2019
Downright disgraceful to LSU bruh… https://t.co/DxyTfZWvK1
— Drew Cook (@drew3cook) November 27, 2019
Interesting move by the committee (and a pretty good one). LSU has the better single win (no doubt) but OSU's body of work is superior as well as watching the game last week. Don't underestimate the value of #1 to avoid Clemson.
— John Draper (@JohnDDraper) November 27, 2019
Guess LSU just didn’t celebrate beating Arkansas enough in the eyes of the committee.
— Christopher Long (@the_real_clong) November 27, 2019
I would just like to thank the CFP Comittee for motivating Joe Burrow even more. (Like he needed it). The dude already had laser focus, but then you put his former team over his current team? Keep in mind you did the same thing prior to Bama game and look at the results. #lsu
— David Pedigo (@Davidrpedigo) November 27, 2019
Don’t think OSU should’ve jumped to #1 after this week, LSU still looks more impressive
— Blanche. (@beestuckey) November 27, 2019
I would love to see Ohio State and LSU I’m national championship game!! BRING IT!!!!
— ⚜️M.⚜️ (@MdotSImoN) November 27, 2019
I want Ohio State in the natty so bad lmao
— username: who is he? (@dandre_985) November 27, 2019
OHIO STATE #1 ! it’s lit https://t.co/u65okVh6P0
— Raul Fernandez (@El__Ocho) November 27, 2019
Ohio State jumped to #1…it’s like its inevitable that they will meet UGA (#4) at some point lol
— #GoPackGo (8-3) (@theeonlyme) November 27, 2019