Louisville players upset over #5 CFB ranking
|2016-11-16 08:42:33.0- -||
The College Football Playoff Committee chose Alabama (#1 seed), Ohio State (#2 seed), Michigan (#3 seed) and Clemson (#4 seed) as the four teams projected in the playoff.
CFB Committee chair Kirby Hocutt shared on Tuesday night the committee's reasoning why Clemson was ranked above Louisville.
"Louisville has been viewed as a very talented team," Hocutt said. "There is a small separation between teams two through six. When you look at #4 Clemson and #5 Louisville, Clemson has three wins against CFP top 25 teams compared to one for Louisville at this time and the committee still places a high value on the head to head Clemson has over Louisville at this time as well."
Clemson has the head-to-head win over Louisville, and the Tigers' combined FBS teams they have beaten are 50-29 while Louisville's team wins are a combined 39-51.
The Tigers also have four wins over current ranked teams with Louisville, Auburn, Florida State, and Troy while Louisville only has a ranked win over Florida State.
LV SuperBook has Louisville as a 2.5 point favorite against Clemson if they played again in the playoff.
Several Louisville football players took to Twitter on Tuesday night to voice their displeasure of their #5 ranking in the College Football Playoff ranking.
Rigged for sure— Malik Williams (@M4_Ville) November 16, 2016
Ima sick of this college football playoff ??— Cornelius Sturghill (@boomane_6) November 16, 2016
So Clemson and Michigan can lose to unranked teams and stay in the top 4... that's crazy— Dae Williams (@AllDae_) November 16, 2016
Haters boi I tell ya— Double nickel (@D1prospect6) November 16, 2016
I'm about to blow a gasket lmao @CFBPlayoff y'all got us messed up— Jaylen Smith (@JaylenSmith_12) November 16, 2016
Disrespectful !!— Keith Towbridge (@_unclekeef) November 16, 2016
But you just said something different on ESPN ?? https://t.co/7Ng3kFNBfR— Keion Wakefield 1?1? (@BoobieWake11) November 16, 2016
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