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Florida Senator demands ‘answers’ from CFP Committee after FSU is left out

Jack Gruber / USA TODAY NETWORK

The state of Florida — primarily the city of Tallahassee — is severely upset at the College Football Playoff Committee.

Florida State University is an undefeated conference champion, but the committee left it out of the CFP. The group selected the University of Alabama as one of the top four teams following its victory over Georgia in the Southeastern Conference Championship Game. Alabama defeated a Bulldogs team that had not lost in 29 games before the matchup.

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Rick Scott, the Senator of Florida, is demanding ‘answers’ from the CFP Committee. He issued a letter to Boo Corrigan, the Selection Committee Chairman of the CFP, stating his displeasure for the committee robbing the Seminoles of the playoff.

Scott joins Michal Alford (FSU’s athletics director), Mike Norvell (FSU’s head coach), and Patrick Surtain (FSU’s defensive backs coach) to express frustration with the committee. Corrigan and company felt that Alabama had a better resume and a tougher strength of schedule than the Seminoles. Alabama faced three teams ranked — Ole Miss, Tennessee, and LSU — in the CFP Top 25 upon playing them, defeating all three by double digits. The Crimson Tide beat the No. 1 team in the nation in the SEC title game.

Alabama is in over FSU, but the ‘Noles are not being quiet. The program demands an answer from the CFP.

Florida State will play Georgia in a New Year’s Six Bowl. Alabama takes on Michigan in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day.

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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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