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Wondering why Alabama is at No.13? Here’s the committee’s explanation

Alabama running back Najee Harris carries the football against the Auburn Tigers
via: Touchdown Alabama Magazine

With the College Football Playoff finally set and the final rankings released and income of questions still remain amongst the Alabama faithful. Mainly, why the Crimson Tide were moved one spot down despite not playing a conference championship game?

To explain the matter himself, CFP selection committee chairman Rob Mullens went on ESPN and was asked about the Crimson Tide sliding back a spot.

Mullens summed it up to “football judgment” as the trump card which moved the Crimson Tide down. He also brought up how Alabama did not see as many ranked opponents as the teams ahead of it and did not perform as well against said ranked teams as others.

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Alabama’s rankings following the loss in the Iron Bowl have been met with a great deal of criticism with some bringing up that “Bama fatigue” is at the center of the team’s slip. Especially when there are other two-loss teams ahead of Alabama who has suffered worse loses. With teams like Penn State, Utah, Wisconsin and Baylor all suffering the same amount or more loses than Alabama it only raises more questions. Especially since Alabama’s only loses are to Auburn who is respected as one of the best three-loss teams in the country and the current number one team in the country.

Even with the explanation it likely won’t go over well with Crimson Tide fans

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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77


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