After losing 10-0 to Alabama in a riveting game this past Saturday, LSU (5-3) fell 11 spots from No. 13 to No. 24. Nebraska (7-2), meanwhile, got annihilated 62-3 by Ohio State but only fell nine spots, from No. 10 to No. 19.
Why? Is there any rhyme or reason to what the College Football Playoff committee is doing?
Gary Danielson isn’t so sure.
“I thought the last two weeks, the loser of college football has been the College Football Playoff committee,” the lead SEC on CBS analyst said on CBS Sports Radio’s Gio and Jones. “Back-to-back weeks, they’ve been embarrassed. First of all putting A&M at fourth, and now their total flip-flop again where everybody thought they had a system, they have pretty much proven themselves to be as accurate as the pundits who tried to call the election this week.”
Texas A&M, which debuted at No. 4 in the poll, lost 35-28 at Mississippi State (4-5) on Saturday but only fell four spots to No. 8.
“I don’t trust them.” Danielson said of the committee. “I don’t know what they’re doing, I don’t know why they watch tape, I know they don’t know what they’re looking at – I don’t trust anything they do. It’s obvious who’s going to be in the final four. It’ll be the champions.”
Alabama, Clemson, Michigan, Washington, Ohio State, Louisville and Wisconsin are ranked first through seventh, respectively.
“I still think Wisconsin is alive,” Danielson said. “I just don’t think Auburn’s alive if they somehow win their last games. Champions are going to get there. Louisville needs help but they’re going to have a lot of problems with this committee thing because there’s a mixed message that they’ve been doing week after week and teams like Louisville are going to throw up their hands and go, ‘So what’s the rules here?’ I thought it’s been a mistake that they come out with these rankings (so early). It’s great for talk radio, great for the blogs, great for ESPN, I guess, on Tuesday night, but I think it’s a total waste of time.”