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Fans React To The College Football Playoff Announcement

An overhead shot of the midfield logo during the Cotton Bowl.

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - DECEMBER 31: Desmond Ridder #9 of the Cincinnati Bearcats takes the snap against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the first quarter in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic for the College Football Playoff semifinal game at AT&T Stadium on December 31, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Each year, college football fans find something to complain about regarding the playoff. Most of the time, those complaints center around the criteria the playoff committee uses to evaluate teams.

However, ESPN apparently conducted a survey and found 76 percent of fans approve of the selection committee. No, that's not a joke.

"ESPN told CFP that the selection committee remains popular, he adds. Hancock says it’s something like a 76% approval rating from the public," Nicole Auerbach tweeted.

College football fans are having a tough time believing that number.

"[citation needed]," Tom Fornelli tweeted.

"I would be QUITE interested in how "public" and "approval" were defined in this research," one fan wrote.

"i need someone in my life who is this willing to so blatantly lie to me about how well i'm doing at something," a fan said.

"Someone just made this up, right?" Dan Wolken commented.

"I really wanted to know the exact phrasing of this question when it was polled," Ralph Russo wrote.

"OK who rigged this survey?" Stewart Mandel asked.

There's no way over 75 percent of college football fans approve of the selection committee. That is, unless the only fans surveyed just so happened to be Alabama, Clemson, Georgia or Ohio State fans, exclusively.