The College Football Playoff committee has spoken on Michigan State, and the message is: We’re so-so on the Spartans.MSU came in at No. 7 in the initial CFP rankings, released tonight on ESPN, as will be the case each week until the four-team playoff is decided by the 12-member committee Dec. 6.The Spartans (8-0, 4-0 Big Ten) were ahead of other unbeatens in No. 8 TCU, No. 9 Iowa, No. 13 Memphis and No. 14 Oklahoma State, but behind one-loss teams in No. 4 Alabama and No. 5 Notre Dame.Ohio State, No. 1 in the AP and coaches polls, starts at No. 3 in the CFP rankings. Clemson is No. 1 and LSU is No. 2, with unbeaten Baylor at No. 6. MSU, which plays Saturday at Nebraska, travels to Ohio State on Nov. 21 in the game that could decide the Big Ten East and produce the league’s top contender for a playoff spot.
I think any team that beats the teams on their schedule and is unbeaten should not be penalized for that. The fact that one-loss teams are ranked ahead of the Spartans is ridiculous. This adds to the train of thought that the Spartans get no respect from the National media. It shouldn’t matter who you play and how much you win by. All that should matter is at the end of the day, you’re still unbeaten. If a team is playing a weak schedule and compiles wins is one thing, but the Spartans are not playing a weak schedule, so they don’t deserve to jump over by one-loss teams.