Florida State Snubbed

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The story discusses the controversy surrounding the College Football Playoff selection, particularly the exclusion of undefeated Florida State. Many articles highlight the disappointment and anger expressed by Florida State players, coaches, and fans, as well as the criticism of the committee's decision.

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The sentiment from right-leaning sources is strong outrage and disappointment towards the College Football Playoff committee for excluding Florida State from the playoff.

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Florida State University's football team, the Seminoles, was left out of the College Football Playoff (CFP) despite having an undefeated season and winning the Atlantic Coast Conference championship [Forbes]. The CFP committee selected Michigan, Alabama, Washington, and Texas as the four teams to compete for the national championship [ESPN].

The decision not to include Florida State sparked controversy and debate among fans, players, and sports analysts [NPR]. Many argued that the Seminoles deserved a spot in the playoff due to their perfect record [Tampa Bay Times]. Head coach Mike Norvell expressed his disappointment but also emphasized the importance of the team's accomplishments on and off the field [ESPN].

The selection committee cited various factors for excluding Florida State, including its strength of schedule, quality of wins, and performance in eye tests [USA Today]. Committee chairman Bill Hancock explained that they believed Alabama was a stronger contender and had a more impressive résumé [Sports Illustrated].

The snub by the committee left Florida State players and fans devastated [Washington Post]. Quarterback Jordan Travis expressed his frustration, stating he wished his leg had been injured earlier in the season to draw attention to the team's achievements [Bleacher Report]. Florida State Athletic Director Michael Alford criticized the committee's decision, calling it unforgivable and claiming the season was deemed irrelevant [NBC News].

While the decision was met with backlash, some defended the committee's choice, pointing to the strength of Alabama and the overall competitiveness of the playoff field [Dallas News]. Others argued that Florida State's schedule and margin of victory did not compare favorably to other playoff contenders [Larry Brown Sports].

The College Football Playoff matchups are Michigan vs. Alabama and Washington vs. Texas, with the winners advancing to the national championship game [Wall Street Journal]. Despite their exclusion from the playoff, Florida State earned praise for their success during the season and in winning the ACC championship [SI.com]. The Seminoles will now await their bowl game assignment [USA Today].

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