I understand the outrage that is bubbling up over the continual dropping of Florida State by the selection committee in the college football rankings. It seems that every week they fall just a bit further even though the fighting Jimbo’s are 25-0 with Jameis Winston under center. The Committee has cited that it’s for “football” reasons but that doesn’t make sense because I thought the ultimate goal in football as to – Al Davis poetically put it – “just win baby” and they have done plenty of that. No, this is clearly about the cloud of off the field transgressions that have surrounded the program and most notably its star QB Infamous Jameis.
I just wish the committee would just flat out say that’s the reason instead of pissing on our head and telling us that its rain, no body appreciates that, well almost nobody. We would definitely respect them more, for the honesty, but that is a story for a different day. Upon glancing at the penultimate ranking my first thought was, “Wow… this makes sense.”
The one and two seeds in the playoff were the gimmes, Oregon and Alabama have proven to be the top dawgs in the nation’s two top conferences. It appears that the selection committee used the the remaining two spots to slot teams in geographically. This may all have been completely inadvertent seeing as the entire CFB landscape seems to give two shits about the hard work Sacajawea and York put in. I’m going to give the committee the benefit of the doubt here though. They are smart people, this seems like something smart people would do.
Just take a look at the bracket and think about it geographically. The team from Texas is playing a team from Oregon in California and The team from Alabama is playing The team from Florida in Louisiana. Genius! The question I suppose that comes into play is how fair is it for Florida State to have to play big bad Alabama first. My question is how much of an advantage would it really be to have to travel across the continent to play Oregon in there geographic backyard? I suspect not much. The only ones who would find this scenario advantageous would be to NFL GM’s who would get to see first hand the top two QB’s they’ll will be picking apart in the coming months go head to head. A wish that is still possible with the title game.
Over the course of this season, people have continually questioned “Has Florida Stated looked like one of the four best teams in the country?” The PC answer is a resounding “Meh.” The real answer is that college football isn’t a beauty pageant and a defending national champion who goes undefeated in the following season not only deserves a spot at the table but they should be feared. This team is mentally tough and Jameis has shown all season he knack for diving deep beyond his depths into the ocean, but coming always coming up with crab legs when it matters.
The season for the most part has played out and through the many ups and downs, it has managed to put the best QB in America against the most stiffing defense and the defending champs against the best team. The selection committee’s decision isn’t final yet but if everything goes according to plan we should be in for hell of a treat.
2. To those people I giggle. life isnt fair, get over it.Up
3. Yes Farrell, I am proud of that one.Up