Does Alabama deserve to be in the College Football Playoff? | The Tylt
Does Alabama deserve to be in the College Football Playoff?
The point of having a playoff is to include the four best teams in the country. Alabama is one of them. Auburn proved itself to be better in their head-to-head matchup, but if you look at the rest of the teams in playoff position, the Crimson Tide belongs in there. Oklahoma may have Baker Mayfield, but its defense is suspect. Plus, Wisconsin hasn't played the SEC schedule Alabama has.
There is no way the selection committee leaves out a one-loss Alabama team when its proven itself to be one of the best programs in the country this year. The College Football Playoff needs Alabama.
People in Alabama might be crying about going to the playoffs, but the rest of the country is sick of seeing this team. The Crimson Tide doesn't need the selection committee to feel sorry for them. Alabama needed to earn its way into the playoffs, and they did not do it this year. Just take a look at the schedule with Pete Fiutak of College Football News:
The big problem with that? The word “deserve.” Based on what, exactly? What does this team “deserve?” There’s too much credit being given to beating a Florida State team that turned out to have a whole slew of issues. “But Alabama knocked out Deondre Francois,” you say. Yeah, but he’s not Tom Brady. The Noles just weren’t that great this year, particularly on the O line. Beating Fresno State was nice, and the win over Colorado State was good, but struggling against Texas A&M? No. 24-10 against LSU? Fine, but 31-24 at Mississippi State? Problem. And then, of course, the Crimson Tide lost last week by 12 points in the one chance to prove that they really are the real deal.
The selection committee wants to establish a selection process where the conference championship means a lot. If it wants to do that, it should not choose Alabama to make it to the playoffs.