Ever since the first College Football Playoff poll of the year was released, there have been countless discussions as to how the selection committee will go depending on various outcomes.
But as much as he’s contributed to the discussion, FOX Sports analyst Joel Klatt is getting tired of the inconsistency with the polls.
In a lengthy analysis of the latest College Football Playoff poll, Klatt seemed dumbfounded by how Georgia was ranked ahead of several undefeated teams.
The Bulldogs are ranked No. 4 this week, ahead of a variety of teams across multiple conferences.
But Klatt pointed to one element that he saw as an albatross that should be hanging around Georgia: Their home loss to South Carolina.
“Is the CFP ranking committee trying to tell me it’s better to lose to South Carolina than it is to be undefeated? I don’t follow this logic.”
Klatt went on to explain the problems with having “quality rankings” when the selection committee does not outline what qualifies a team for the College Football Playoff.
"Is the CFP ranking committee trying to tell me it's better to lose to South Carolina than it is to be undefeated? I don't follow this logic." @JoelKlatt breaks down why he thinks it's impossible to give quality rankings when there aren't concrete qualifiers ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/eMuFUEGc0R
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 14, 2019
Klatt does make a good point. There has been a lot of inconsistency in how spots in the tournament have been awarded in its five-year existence.
The sooner we get expansion or a proper list of qualifiers, the better we’ll all be.
As for Georgia, Saturday’s game will be a very telling game for the Bulldogs. They take on the No. 12 Auburn Tigers on the road in a game that could make or break their Playoff push.
A loss would all but eliminate Georgia from contention. Even if they went on to win the SEC title, the selection committee has yet to admit a two-loss team.
But a convincing win would give them a much more compelling case with three wins over ranked teams.