College Football Playoff Rankings reactions: Florida and Georgia overrated, USC underrated in new top 25

College Football Playoff Rankings reactions: Florida and Georgia overrated, USC underrated in new top 25

The penultimate edition of the CollegeFootball Playoff rankings was released on Tuesday night, and the top 5 stayed the same with Alabama, Notre Dame, Clemson, Ohio State, and Texas A&M taking the top spots, respectively. The real fun got here behind the top 5.

Iowa State jumped into the coveted No. 6 spots, whereas Cincinnati dropped a spot to No. 9 regardless of not taking part in a recreation.

Which groups are overrated and underrated within the newest version of the rankings? Let’s break them down.

No. 13 USC — Underrated

The Trojans have not precisely regarded fairly and their energy of schedule hasn’t precisely been stellar, however the same may be stated for a number of of the groups in entrance of them. The distinction is that the majority of these groups have losses in video games that they’ve regarded ugly, whereas Clay Helton’s crew found methods to prevail.

That has to depend for one thing, particularly contemplating among the inexplicable losses that groups in entrance of them have. Do Iowa State’s losses to Oklahoma State and Louisiana not matter? Does the truth that Georgia would not have a win over a present High 25 workforce not matter? Apparently not.

Quarterback Kedon Slovis is averaging 320.2 yards per recreation (seventh nationally), tossed 15 touchdowns, and solely 4 interceptions. Broad receivers Amon-Ra St. Brown and Drake London have been stellar, and it is not the Trojans’ fault that the Pac-12’s season has been a hot mess.

Let’s be real … the reason USC is so low is East Coast bias. That is it and that’s all.

Cocktail partiers — Overrated

As mentioned above, Georgia would not have a win over a single workforce ranked within the current High 25, and the only two “signature” wins on its resume are over Missouri and Auburn. Actually? Come on.

Now, in Georgia’s protection, it solved its drawback at quarterback due to the emergence of JT Daniels. Does that negate the failed D’Wan Mathis/Stetson Bennett offensive expertise? It should not.

Did the committee not watch Florida play last week? It regarded entitled, poorly-prepared, and unable to take a punch from an overmatched opponent. LSU was down within the low 50s in terms of scholarship players and it still dominated the Gators for the majority of the sport.

Cincinnati, Oklahoma, Coastal Carolina, USC, and Indiana all should be ranked forward of the Gators and Bulldogs.

No. 9 Cincinnati — Underrated

CFP selection committee chair Dave Barta, who can also be Iowa’s athletic director, talked about on the television broadcast that a part of the rationale that the Bearcats dropped was as a result of it hasn’t performed since beating UCF on Nov. 21. Actually? That’s the reason that there are THREE groups with two losses forward of them? Give me a break.

I perceive that they don’t have a win over a current High 25 team, but they’ve been flat out dominant. They rank second in the nation in defensive yards per play at 4.25, fifth in scoring protection at 15 points per game, 11th in offensive yards per play at 6.94, and 13th in scoring offense at 40.9 factors per game.

There’s a phrase for that and it is one thing that several teams above Cincinnati within the rankings cannot use … “consistency.” What’s extra, the Bearcats have been consistent on an elite stage.

Let’s be honest about what’s actually happening right here. The choice committee is making an attempt to make sure that, if chaos ensues on the high, {that a} Group of 5 teams will not make the CFP.

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