Who should be most upset with their placement?

Yes, the first priority of the College Football Playoff rankings is to determine which teams are best positioned to make a run at a national championship. But only slightly less important is the giant tub of gasoline the rankings inevitably throw on the simmering fires of fan anger.Well, we hear you, and we’re happy to serve as your tomato. We can’t change the committee’s mind, but we can provide a soapbox to air your grievances.

Given FSU’s remaining schedule isn’t exactly difficult, starting No. 4 is a potential red flag if the race for the top four gets crowded., and if it had remembered you can play with 11 guys on defense, it might well have a win over No. 1 Ohio State. Its two losses are to two teams ranked in the top 13, and it has a dominant win over the Trojans.

Team A, you might have guessed, is Kansas State. Team B is LSU, which checks in nine spots higher in the rankings.Georgia Tech Oh, not at the committee. We get its decision. We’re just still fuming over Mario Cristobal’s refusal to kneel against Georgia Tech. If he had, Miami would be 7-1 and likely in the top 15. headtopics.com

But while they are not allowed to compete in the postseason quite yet, the Dukes’ on-field performance would suggest otherwise. Indeed, JMU has a good case as the best team from the so-called Group of 5 and, therefore, would otherwise be in position for a New Year’s Six Bowl — a bid that would net about $4 million for the Sun Belt, by the way.

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