Are You Assessing THIS Year?
This quote from one of the worst media personalities on the planet is one of the worst ways to think about how to assess which teams deserve to be in the College Football Playoff. Why does what Georgia has done over the past two years have to do with this season?
It doesn’t because it’s not the exact same team as constructed in 2022 or 2021. They have a different quarterback and players at several positions due to losing players to the NFL. FSU didn’t get that benefit of the doubt in 2014 when they had won 20+ games in a row.
Michigan got destroyed in the College Football Playoff last season against TCU and hasn’t beaten anyone this season.
Why did the media prop them up as one of the best teams in College Football in the preseason, knowing they had a soft schedule?
They’ve also allegedly had to cheat to do what they’ve done too, so what gives? I know some of this is all for theatrics and TV ratings, etc.
However, having some consistency with how they assess teams would be nice. It’s not what you’ve done over the last year, but what you’ve done THIS season that should matter.
Where they rank these teams in the initial rankings will tell you all you need to know about what they value. Heck, it’s subject to change to fit any narrative they want to push.
FSU should be in the top 4 and has an argument to be at No. 1 or No. 2 if they value the strength of schedule and overall performance. As long as they make the top 4 and take care of business in their remaining games, they’ll make the College Football Playoff for the first time since 2014.