An undefeated FSU football team getting snubbed by the College Football Playoff committee will never be let go by FSU fans. The fact they chose to put two one-loss teams ahead of FSU in the College Football Playoff, and both teams lost by the sheer reasons they gave for not putting FSU in was poetic justice. The real reason they didn't put FSU football in was because they wanted to have an SEC team in CFP. The only way they could do that was by putting Texas in as well because they had beaten Alabama earlier in the season. However, the reason they gave for not putting FSU in was because Jordan Travis got hurt, and they said FSU was a different team.
Any team would be different if they lost their starting quarterback, but the fact that FSU continued to win with their backup quarterback is the real definition of playing as a team. Here's the funny part. FSU's third-string quarterback (who wouldn't have been starting in the College Football Playoff game) threw for more passing yards against Georgia with a team of second and third-string players than Alabama's Jalen Milrose passed for against Michigan. Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers didn't surpass the 100-yard passing mark until well into the fourth quarter against a Washington defense that wasn't even top 25 this season.
It's the very reason you play the games to find out who the best teams are. I know some SEC mouth breathers will point to the Orange Bowl game, but we all know that was not close to the real FSU team that went 13-0, and nor should it have been since their dreams of winning a National Title got crushed by guys in a room that chose money and greed over getting it right on the field. Alabama and Texas losing, and how their quarterbacks performed, is about as close to vindication as FSU fans will receive.