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Jimbo Fisher seen this day coming! FSU Playoff Controversy

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On Tuesday night the College Football Playoff Committee did the unthinkable by dropping the Florida State Seminoles (12-0) to No. 4 in their poll.

The Seminoles are the only unbeaten team in the Football Bowl Subdivision and the defending National Champions.  Playoff selection committee chair Jeff Long said some of his peers were concerned by Florida State's continued close games against unranked opponents.

I can agree to a certain extent but I think they may have forgotten that the Louisville Cardinals were ranked and the Miami game was a rivalry match-up so these two come from behind victories were very impressive to say the least!

Besides, If close games had anything to do with the Seminoles dropping to No. 4, then the No. 3 Texas Christian Horned Frogs should have dropped completely out of the top 4 when they barely defeated The University of Kansas (3-9) 34- 30 on November 15.

During the summer, FSU head football coach Jimbo Fisher stated at an Atlantic Coast Conference Media Day press conference that every conference should have a Championship game. Everyone knew that was a direct shot at the Big 12 conference since they’re the only Power 5 conference without a Conference Championship game.

Maybe he seen this day coming since he knew that TCU and Baylor (No. 6 CFP) are both strong contenders for the National Title from the Big 12. TCU and Baylor are currently 7-1 in the Big 12 and both are 10-1 overall. On Saturday TCU will host Iowa State (2-9) and Baylor will host Kansas State (9-2).

If both TCU and Baylor win, they will be co-champions, in spite of Baylor's 61-58 win over TCU on October 11.

This would leave the decision in the hands of the College Playoff Committee as to which team would be in the 4 team playoff field.

Is this a fair process? No!

I would have to agree with Jimbo Fisher. Every conference should have a Conference Championship game because it would prevent a situation like the one that might be awaiting the Playoff Committee after Saturday. The playoff field is scheduled to be announced at 12:45 pm ET Sunday on ESPN.

Although we can all sit back and debate, FSU doesn’t have this luxury because on Saturday they will face the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (10-2) in Charlotte NC for the ACC Championship at 8pm on ABC. The Ramblin’ Wreck will present a lot of problems for FSU’s defense as they must brace for GT’s very potent option attack!

There’s a lot at stake for the FSU and the ACC in this game! Since FSU is being treated like a Mid-Major this season and not a Power 5 member school, they will probably need to finish undefeated in order to remain in the top 4. If they lose then there’s a strong possibility that the Big 12 will have two teams in the 4 team playoff field, especially if the Ohio State Buckeye’s (11-1) lose in the Big Ten Championship game without star QB, J.T. Barrett (due to injury) on Saturday against Michigan State!  The Buckeye's are currently ranked No. 5 in the FBS College Football Playoff polls.

Looks like the NCAA left a broken BCS system for a College Football Playoff system that could already be headed towards controversy! Oh well! What's new?
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