The first College Football Playoff rankings of the 2015 season were revealed Tuesday night and they were certainly met with a ton of criticism. The Ohio State Buckeyes, who have been number in the AP and Coaches poll all year long, were knocked down from the top spot and to number three when Clemson and LSU were named number 1 and 2 respectively.
That, however, may not have been the biggest state of controversy within the rankings.
ESPN’s Danny Kanell took to Twitter and said that he believed four teams got shafted in the initial rankings.
My top 4 teams that got hosed in the initial rankings:
— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) November 4, 2015
Memphis is 8-0 and two of those wins came over Power Five conference teams, including a 37-24 victory over the 7-2 Ole Miss Rebels. They were ranked No. 13 and many people believe that they should have been ranked higher and possibly in the top ten.
Stanford has won seven straight games since their season-opening loss to Northwestern and have scored an average of 48 points per game since then. They are the favorite to win the PAC-12 and, if they can run the table, they will likely make the CFP.
Florida’s lone loss came against LSU, in Death Valley, on a fake field goal within the final minutes of the game. The team is ranked tenth in the country and will likely win the SEC East on Saturday.
TCU is ranked eighth in the country which was a huge shock to many experts around the country. The Horned Frogs are looked at as the favorite to win the Big 12 after the injury to starting Baylor quarterback Seth Russell and because of their Heisman candidate quarterback Trevone Boykin.
Kanell is shocked and has plenty of reason to be.
Some more spots in the rankings should work their way out this week as they are some big games on the docket, but will that be enough to satisfy the ones he believes were wronged?
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