Do the right thing, committee: Put Florida State in the Playoff
Results, not hypotheticals, have to matter.
A word of advice to the selection committee, which for the last time will gather in Grapevine and try to determine the nation’s four-best teams, and for the first time since Year 1 of the College Football Playoff will have a real, honest, conflicted discussion that will unquestionably leave out at least one legitimately aggrieved party:
DO NOT TRY TO PREDICT THE FUTURE.
Florida State is 13-0, a Power 5 champion and beat a pair of SEC teams in nonconference play, including a thorough domination of a top-15 team that boasts the likely Heisman winner.
It doesn’t matter that the Seminoles are without their starting quarterback. It doesn’t matter that the Noles’ last two wins were ugly. It doesn’t matter that they will be a prohibitive underdog against whomever they face in the Playoff.
FSU did the damn thing. And that is indisputable.
Want to project who the best teams are based on analytics, Vegas or the eye test? Cool. Let’s go over that logic then.