The College Football Playoff selection committee view Georgia higher in this season’s pecking order than those that vote in the two major polls, sparking some backlash.
The Bulldogs were No. 9 in the first CFP rankings Tuesday night, four spots ahead of where they are in this week’s Associated Press rankings and one spot better than they are in the Amway Coaches’ Poll.
Danny Kanell of the CBS Sports Network called the 5-2 Bulldogs “tremendously overrated,” and said placing them at No. 9 is “an absolute joke. It shows you the love affair that the committee has with the SEC which is OK some years, but this year Georgia’s supposedly dominant defense was shredded by both Alabama and the Florida Gators.”
… Georgia coach Kirby Smart pushed back Wednesday on those who think the Bulldogs shouldn’t be ranked as high by the CFP committee.
“It’s great to be in the conversation all of the time, but I don’t really get into those,” Smart said on the SEC teleconference. “We’ve got to let our play speak for itself. I welcome anybody that wants to jump in our conference and play 10 games. They’re more than welcome to. They can come right on over with us and play 10 games if they want to play our conference schedule. I’d be more than happy to let them.”
The first CFP rankings are as useless as tits on a boar hog. Danny Kanell’s opinion about those is even more useless. Kirby Smart should care about all of that as much as I do. Which is to say, not at all.