Opinion: The CFP committee's hypocrisy was on full display

Florida State's Playoff Dilemma: After Week 13, the College Football Playoff committee faced a tough decision regarding the undefeated Florida State team that won their conference championship.

Top Two Teams: Michigan Wolverines and Washington Huskies secured the top two spots in the rankings by finishing the season undefeated with conference titles.

Florida State's Drop: Despite logic suggesting Florida State should be the third team, they were surprisingly dropped to No. 5 due to the "eye test," indicating they didn't look as strong, even though they won their conference games.

Alabama and Texas Move Up: Alabama Crimson Tide claimed the No. 4 spot, and the Texas Longhorns moved to No. 3 as Florida State slipped in the rankings.

SMU's Group of Five Contention: With an emphasis on the "eye test," SMU Mustangs were considered for the Group of Five slot, having secured the AAC title.

Liberty Flames' Unusual Record: Liberty Flames won all 13 games in 2023, including the Conference USA championship, but analytics revealed they had the weakest schedule in FBS.

Strength of Record Rankings: According to the Football Power Index, Liberty ranked No. 14 in strength of record, while SMU held the No. 19 spot, playing a tougher schedule with two Power Five opponents.

SMU's Losses: SMU faced setbacks against Power Five teams, losing to Oklahoma and TCU, affecting their playoff consideration.

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