College Football Playoff Top 25 Analysis: Oregon Too High, Florida State Too Low

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Nov 29, 2014; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles offensive tackle Cameron Erving (75) holds a gator head in the air after defeating against the Florida Gators 24-19 at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The College Football Playoff Selection Committee released its final Top 25 rankings Tuesday night before the actual selections are made. And they managed to shock us all with how they did certain things.

We’ll get into what we liked and disliked about the rankings, but let’s first get to the heart of what we have now learned about the Selection Committee: they place everything on the eye test.

It is far too much, honestly. Sports is not about passing the eye test. It’s about winning the games. So as we have said all year, the determinations for the playoff should be based on record, schedule strength, head-to-head, and conference champions (sometimes). You know, things that are only decided by wins and losses, not style points.

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Now, going into these College Football Playoff rankings, there is a lot we didn’t like about how the Selection Committee put together the rankings this time, and going into Conference Championship weekend, it leaves a lot for us to be nervous about.

How come there are some 2-loss teams playing in championship games this weekend that have no shot at squeaking into the playoff even if they beat a team already in there? And how come there are other 2-loss teams getting preferential treatment?

Some of these things simply don’t make sense, and now we’re about to point out what we like and don’t like about the College Football Playoff Top 25 rankings. In our analysis, take a look at some of the things we picked up.

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