Conference championship overreaction: Florida State ousted, Texas & Alabama added

The final 2023 College Football Playoff rankings are discussed by Dan Wetzel, Ross Dellenger, and SI's Pat Forde.

One team had to be eliminated from the College Football Playoff after five deserving teams. Michigan, Washington, Texas, and Alabama complete the playoff bracket, while the unbeaten Florida State Seminoles get the odd spot at #5.

After the news, FSU quarterback Jordan Travis turned to social media, wishing he had been wounded earlier in the year to show the committee the team's actual potential.

Dan, Pat, and Ross examine why the 4-team system was introduced and the 12-team system was postponed. Ross then discusses the ACC/Big Ten/Pac-12 “Alliance” and how it failed, as well as how the ACC damaged themselves by not campaigning for an enlarged playoff earlier because to SEC expansion issues.

The show also looks at the 12-team playoff field this year, with Oregon, Ohio State, and Georgia ranking high but not making the top 4.

Alabama defeated Georgia on Saturday to win another SEC title. The Crimson Tide looked different from last week from the start. Georgia struggled with their ground game and, more significantly, kept thinking about Alabama.

The lads explain how Alabama rallied from a slow start to reach the national championship game's final four.

The Sugar Bowl will host the CFP semifinals between Washington and Texas on January 1st. The staff is thrilled to see how these two programs compare after great years. Washington's offense has improved in key games this year, while Texas dominated the Big 12 in the second half.