Florida State attorney general Ashley Moody announced on Tuesday that the state’s AG office is launching an official investigation into Florida State’s exclusion from the College Football Playoff.

FSU became the first-ever Power-5 champion to not make the College Football Playoff this season. The Noles finished behind a pair of 1-loss teams in Alabama and Texas in the final rankings from the selection committee.

“Shockingly what happened to the undefeated Noles after winning the ACC Championship has college football fans in Florida and across the nation wanting answers,” Moody said. “It’s justified. What’s clear is the need for more information about the unprecedented decision, made by a group of 13 [people] in secret, that for the first time ever, left an undefeated Power-5 conference champion out of the Playoff.

“This stunning decision not only disappointed millions of fans, it cost this university and the ACC millions of dollars. The NCAA conferences and the College Football Playoff selection committee are subject to anti-trust laws. We are launching an investigation to examine if the committee was involved in any anti-competitive conduct in its unprecedented decision.”

Here are Moody’s full remarks on this issue as the AG’s office launches their investigation:

Florida State’s exclusion from the College Football Playoff has been addressed by numerous other Florida politicians in recent weeks, including governor Ron DeSantis.

Florida State will end its season against Georgia in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 30.