Perhaps no one was as upset as some of the college football media. Before we get to the SB Nation team sites, enjoy a selection of tweets from last night.
Heather Dinich - ESPN
Welp, got 3 of the 4 right today in @SportsCenter predictions, but no way would I have said Bama at 4. Or 5. Or 6. Or ... 7.— Heather Dinich (@CFBHeather) November 4, 2015
I honestly don't know. https://t.co/l4P4sHUi0M— Heather Dinich (@CFBHeather) November 4, 2015
If Alabama beats LSU, she doesn't know if she'd put Bama in the Top 4?
Dan Wolken - USA Today
LOL they put Alabama at 4— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) November 4, 2015
Seriously, it’s the only program in the country that doesn’t get penalized for losing a game. It’s disgraceful.— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) November 4, 2015
Bama fell 10 spots after losing by 6 to Ole Miss.
Jeff Long says Alabama has three quality wins. That’s an interesting take.— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) November 4, 2015
Alabama has the most wins (4) against the Sagarin Top 30.
I’m assuming those quality wins are Texas A&M, Wisconsin and Tennessee? I guess?— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) November 4, 2015
Look if Bama wins the SEC by all means put them in. But for now they are evaluated differently than everyone else, plain and simple.— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) November 4, 2015
If LSU wins this weekend, Alabama will fall all the way to, what, 5?— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) November 4, 2015
Danny Kanell - ESPN
FSU debuts at #16 - - the exact spot Ohio state did in last year's first #top25— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) November 4, 2015
The selection committee's love affair with the #SEC continues... Two out of top four— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) November 4, 2015
The message to the teams is schedule tough out of conference. Unless you're in the SEC. Then don't worry about it.— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) November 4, 2015
Except that Alabama beat Wisconsin, Texas A&M beat Arizona State, South Carolina beat North Carolina, beat Louisville, Tennessee almost beat Oklahoma, Arkansas played Texas Tech and the LSU Tigers beat Syracuse, and the SEC West is by far the toughest division in football. But other than that, I guess Danny has a point?
Daniel Tosh - "Comedian"
maybe if alabama loses 3 games this season they won’t make the playoffs. the committee clearly factored in strength of hype.— daniel tosh (@danieltosh) November 4, 2015
And now we turn our attention to fans who took the news a little tough.
Notre Dame's best performance of 2015 was their 22-24 loss at now-#1 Clemson in a rain-soaked Death Valley Junior. Georgia Tech has lost 6 of their last 7, including a five-game losing streak after losing to the Irish, and they only beat Temple by 4.
Let's check in with One Foot Down?
I just like the fact that despite the apparent biases of the committee against ND, they still ranked us really high.
Non-bias is the sneakiest bias.
The SEC is the worst
god how I hate all of them and really really really hope they have a bowl season like last year.
my biggest annoyance with it is their conference solidarity schtick. Rivals are meant to be hated, not treated like family.
Of course anti-conference Notre Dame doesn't understand how conference strength affects five conferences plus Notre Dame fighting for four playoff spots.
#6 Baylor Bears
Baylor has demolished every team they've played, but their weak schedule to date is a liability. Let's go to Our Daily Bears for more.
I hate the first criterion with a burning passion.
What does "schedule strength" even mean?
They could make a whole line of Baylor t-shirts and bumper stickers with that tagline.
Watch #4 be Bama.
User cmigbear nailed it.
Ok. Said I wouldn't get mad. I'm a little mad.
If it had been 1 one-loss team ahead of us, I'd be fine. Two? No.
Alabama lost TO OLE MISS.
We have beaten every single team we have faced by a landslide. I don't get it.
Right? You've played the 102nd-toughest schedule in football with no top 30 opponents. DOES THAT COUNT FOR NOTHING?
Baylor 6(1), TCU (5)8— Pras (@PrasFrancis) November 4, 2015
Not a meltdown, but so clever I had to include it.
Aside from a 50-7 win over Texas and the individual performances of QB Trevone Boykin and WR Josh Doctson, TCU hasn't been as impressive as last year. They beat Minnesota by 6, allowed SMU to score 37 and beat unranked Texas Tech by 3 and unranked Kansas State by 7. So how did Frogs O' War take the news?
HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHA— Frogs O' War (@FrogsOWar) November 4, 2015
@FrogsOWar end the year #2 after destroying SEC team and win every game and now ranked 8... WTF— Brandon Pabalate (@MathCityMayor) November 4, 2015
It's almost as if that was a year ago!
[A]t some point it gets a little exhausting how unrelentingly biased this ranking is. I seriously wonder if we go undefeated, and then don't play conference championship weekend, if they'll just drop us right out just like they did last year.
We're all fighting over 3 spots
Cause they won't watch Bamas games. They just have a spot in there called Bama... Here's to Ole Miss running the table and winning the conference.
I am so sick of the unbridled (and unwarranted) SEC adulation by the national media. There is NO WAY a one loss team should be ranked ahead of an undefeated team.
These are rankings, not standings.