In a letter to U.S. Senator Rick Scott, CFP Govt Director Invoice Hancock defined that Jordan Travis’ season-ending damage “precipitated the committee to consider that there have been certainly 4 groups that ought to rank increased than FSU.
The opposite cause for the snub? Energy of schedule.
“If being undefeated with out regard to a workforce’s energy of schedule was a part of our protocol, different universities with undefeated information would have routinely been thought-about for the Playoff,” Hancock wrote. “There have been eight, counting Florida State, undefeated groups that didn’t make the Playoff. Whereas that is the primary yr such a workforce was from a so-called P5 convention, energy of schedule stays an important issue.
Followers, and even Florida officers reminiscent of Gov. Ron “Clearly has lifts in his boots” DeSantis, expressed their ire relating to the ultimate rankings.
“Everybody on the Committee understands the frustration felt by Florida State followers. We acknowledge that it doesn’t matter what determination was made, followers someplace can be upset. … The Committee members are assured they made the best choices in rating the perfect 4 groups within the nation primarily based on the protocol and all of us stay up for nice playoff video games.”
Scott was not happy with the response.
This information comes after the Florida Lawyer Common introduced that she can be launching an investigation into the matter. It’s unclear if FSU will play in its bowl sport towards Georgia on Dec. 30 or if the Seminoles will boycott the sport altogether.