Indiana HC Tom Allen reacts to latest CFP Rankings
Indiana is stuck and has – apparently – not done enough to impress the College Football Playoff Committee.
The Hoosiers are an impressive 6-1 on the season and have climbed all the way to No. 8 on the latest AP Poll. After beating Michigan and Penn State early in the season, Indiana recovered from its lone loss to Ohio State by beating Maryland and then using a dominant defensive effort to shutdown Wisconsin.
At the time of the game, the Badgers were a top-25 team with many expecting Paul Chryst and company to take advantage of backup quarterback Jack Tuttle over the weekend. In the end, it was the Hoosiers and the IU defense limiting Wisconsin to six points in another win for Tom Allen and company.
Unfortunately, that win did nothing to boost Indiana’s ranking. The Hoosiers once again checked in at No. 12 on the CFP Rankings, a rather curious decision considering some of the two-loss teams ahead of Indiana.
After the reveal, head coach Tom Allen put out a brief yet intentionally pointed tweet:
Earmuffs and Blinders!!!!!!!!!!! #LEO #RELENTLESS
— Coach Tom Allen (@CoachAllenIU) December 9, 2020
Indiana Football also took time to tweet out an important statistic that put Indiana on par with another notable team in the country. That notable team is Alabama:
— Indiana Football (@IndianaFootball) December 9, 2020
Unfortunately, both Indiana and Purdue paused football activities Tuesday with the Old Oaken Bucket game still set for Saturday. Hopefully the status of the game receives a positive update moving forward, otherwise, the Hoosiers would miss out on a chance to make a statement on the field.