Danny Kanell critical of committee's decision to put Ohio State ahead of LSU in CFB Playoff rankings
For the first time in the 2019 season, the College Football Playoff selection committee released their top-25 on November 5.
Leading the way at No. 1, the Ohio State Buckeyes were followed by the LSU Tigers, Alabama Crimson Tide and Penn State Nittany Lions.
Differing from the AP Poll – which has LSU at No. 1 & Ohio State at No. 3 – the committee’s decision was met with criticism from some.
Count former Florida State Seminoles quarterback (1992-95) Danny Kanell among that group:
Final observation….with Ohio State ranked over LSU this committee values eye test over resume and that scares me
— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) November 6, 2019
Averaging 48.2 points per game, Ohio State has raced out to an 8-0 start. Replacing Washington Redskins draft pick Dwayne Haskins, Georgia Bulldogs transfer Justin Fields has planted himself in the Heisman Trophy conversation.
The Buckeyes have two top-25 victories this season: Michigan State on October 5 and Wisconsin on October 26. Their schedule ranks ninth nationally, according to College Football Reference.
Nearly keeping pace with Ohio State, Joe Burrow and the LSU Tigers are also 8-0. One of the few players arguably having a better season than Fields, Burrow has thrown for 2,805 yards, 30 touchdowns and just four interceptions.
Impressively, the Tigers have knocked off three ranked foes thus far: Texas (in Austin), Florida and Auburn.
Looking to beat the Crimson Tide for the first time since 2011, LSU travels to Tuscaloosa to battle Alabama on Saturday at 3:30PM ET as part of the SEC on CBS.
Ohio State hosts Maryland (3-6) at 12:00PM ET on FOX.