The second edition of the 2019 College Football Playoff rankings were released on Tuesday evening. Everyone was focused on which team was going to come in at No. 4.
Would it be Alabama? Georgia? Perhaps Minnesota?
The College Football Playoff selection committee ended up picking the Bulldogs. The Crimson Tide came in at No. 5.
“As you look at No. 4 and No. 5 and the discussion around those two teams: two really good teams, obviously one-loss teams,” committee chair Rob Mullens said. “We just saw Alabama had a tough loss against LSU, but when you compare that against Georgia’s resume and the two big wins that Georgia had…”
Alabama’s players didn’t seem to agree with this logic.
Video from a Crimson Tide player’s Instagram account showed the team reacting to Georgia coming in at No. 4. The players didn’t seem to like it.
“HELL NAH,” one player can be heard yelling.
— Justin Smith (@Jdsmith31Smith) November 13, 2019
Unfortunately for Alabama players, they no longer control their own destiny when it comes to the College Football Playoff, thanks to Saturday’s loss to LSU.
The Crimson Tide probably need LSU to win out, preventing a 12-1 Georgia team from making it in. They would also be helped by some losses by Oregon, Utah, Oklahoma and Baylor.
Alabama will look to get back in the win column on Saturday at Mississippi State. The Crimson Tide and the Bulldogs will kick off at 12 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.