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Former Alabama QB feels CFP Committee got it right with Texas over Tide in CFP rankings

Greg McElroy looks to the crowd on set with ESPN
Brett Davis - USA Today Sports

Alabama football is not the same team it was in week two when it lost to Texas.

The College Football Playoff Committee does not see it that way — despite the Crimson Tide’s surge — and a former Alabama quarterback feels the Committee got it right by keeping the Tide at No. 8 in the CFP rankings.

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Texas and Oregon remain in front of Alabama, and a reality of the Tide possibly getting left out of the playoff could happen.

McElroy spoke during the CFP rankings show on ESPN after the Tide were unveiled at No. 8 again.

He feels it would be a disservice to move Alabama ahead of Oregon and Texas.

“Texas beat Alabama,” McElroy said.

“The results have to matter. We have to respect the results. If the committee were to create a precedent by putting Bama in over Texas, that would be doing the college football world a disservice. It would. You have to acknowledge the regular season and by putting Bama ahead of Texas, you’d be saying the regular season does not matter, and that’s not a precedent you want to set.”

The CFP Committee has left conference champions out of the playoff, so it has already set a precedent of putting teams over other programs in the playoff. Last season, the committee put a TCU team that lost to Kansas State in the Big 12 Championship Game in the playoff. TCU got obliterated by Georgia, and the CFP had one of its worst television ratings and revenue shares of its tenure.

We will see if chaos happens, but McElroy feels the committee is right with Texas over Alabama.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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