Florida State Left Out of College Playoffs Despite Being ACC Champs
What seemed to be the impossible happened on Saturday night and now there is chaos in college football. The Florida State Seminoles did all they could do Saturday night. The team had now finished the season undefeated and won their conference championship. For a Power 5 school, a show into the college football playoffs, right? Wrong.
FSU was left out of the college playoffs for #1 Michigan, #2 Washington, #3 Texas and #4 Alabama. By the way, the later 2 teams both have a loss on the year. When the news broke that FSU was left out of the playoffs, their QB Jordan Travis went to social media to share his thoughts. He said in a tweet he was “devastated and heartbroken.” He also said he wished his leg had broken earlier in the season so everyone could see the true talent on the roster.
devastated. heartbroken. In so much disbelief rn, I wish my leg broke earlier in the season so y’all could see this team is much more than the quarterback. I thought results matter. 13-0 and this roster matches up across any team in those top 4 rankings. I am so sorry. Go Noles!— Jordan Travis (@jordantrav13) December 3, 2023
The current system, a committee comprised of 13 different members, some say is flawed. This would be the first time a Power 5 school that went undefeated and won their conference championship has been left out of the college playoffs. Although with 5 conferences and a four-team playoff, there would be one team left out.
Trying to find the best four teams isn’t usually as hard. This last season there were a number of unbeaten teams or teams with only one loss with harder schedules than Florida State making it incredibly difficult this year. This problem, however, will not be an issue next year as the College Football Playoffs go to a 12-game playoff system.
The Florida State Seminoles will square off against the Georgia Bulldogs at the CapitolOne Orange Bowl on December 30th at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.