The Florida State Seminoles shut down the No. 15 Louisville Cardinals 16-6 on Saturday night to earn the program’s 16th conference title. FSU was led by an incredible defensive performance and did just enough on offense despite being forced to start their third-string freshman Brock Glenn at quarterback.
But none of that mattered to the College Football Playoff Committee, as on Sunday afternoon they made the unconscionable and logically inconsistent argument to leave out 13-0 Florida State — one of just three undefeated teams — in favor of one-loss Texas and one-loss Alabama. That decision made FSU the first ever undefeated power conference champion to be left out of a chance to win the national title in favor of a team with a loss.
This week on the Seminole Wrap podcast, Brian Pellerin, Ben Meyerson, and Jon Marchant discuss the Playoff Committee’s decision, their abhorrent justification for it, and the ramifications the decision is sure to have both for Florida State but also across the college football landscape. The group also discusses the team, its legacy, what this season has meant for fans and the program and its players, and last but not least, head coach Mike Norvell.