Maybe I’m missing something here, but the College Football Playoff committee’s explanation for ranking Florida six spots ahead of Kentucky just isn’t registering in my brain. Maybe I’m an idiot (and many will say I am) but I’m not picking up what the committee is putting down here.
Rob Mullens, the chairman of the whole thing, said last night that “total body of work” outweighed Kentucky’s head-to-head win over Florida. He was quick to say, “Florida had the head-to-head over LSU,” in his defense of the Gators, but strengthening Florida’s resume for the LSU win only strengthens Kentucky’s resume because… KENTUCKY BEAT FLORIDA AND FLORIDA IS RANKED AHEAD OF LSU.
If Mullens and his fellow suits on the committee want to emphasize Florida’s win over No. 10 LSU, how is Kentucky’s win over No. 9 Florida not better? If the best win is so important, how on God’s green earth is a road win over No. 9 Florida not as good as a home win against No. 10 LSU?
It seems so obvious: Beat No. 9 on the road >>>>>>> Beat No. 10 at home.
If you’d rather ignore the head-to-head result and the best win argument, let’s look to “total body of work,” as Mullens put it. Florida has two top-25 wins, which is nice. KENTUCKY HAS THREE.
Maybe you want to point to Kentucky’s loss at Tennessee. Yes, that sucked. But Florida lost to Missouri at home that same weekend by 21 points. Is that any better?
WHAT AM I MISSING HERE
HELP ME UNDERSTAND