Last night’s inaugural College Football Playoff show on ESPN had fans, experts and observers transfixed with the release of the first College Football Playoff ratings.
Here, Front Row shares reaction from its commentators, analysts and a few other interested parties:
— Mike Humes (@MikeHumesESPN) October 28, 2014
T-Minus 5 mins!! I feel like a kid on Christmas waiting for these rankings to come out. Tune into ESPN and get ready to see history.
— David Pollack (@davidpollack47) October 28, 2014
— CFB Playoff (@CFBPlayoff) October 28, 2014
— Lee Fitting (@leefitting) October 29, 2014
The beauty of this 1st ranking.. It will be different next week and we'll have another debate about the new team from the SEC West..
— Kevin Negandhi (@KNegandhiESPN) October 28, 2014
— Trevor Matich (@TMatich) October 28, 2014
It seems to me that the Committee really values quality wins. FSU (ND), Auburn (K-St), Oregon (Mich St), Ole Miss (Bama) all have them.
— Greg McElroy (@GVMcElroy) October 28, 2014
6 of the top 10 will play at least one other top 10 team. These rankings don't matter. It's only the starting point.
— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) October 28, 2014
Jeff Long to reporters in Dallas: Process was "more difficult than any of us expected." Difference between 1-loss teams "very slight."
— Travis Haney (@TravHaneyESPN) October 28, 2014
Told that ESPN producers built graphics of CFP poll but didn't tell talent. First they saw it was same as us. Nice touch. Good show.
— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) October 29, 2014
— Tony Barnhart (@MrCFB) October 28, 2014
Long on TCU-Baylor: "It goes back to who the teams have played at this point. Baylor has not had a strong schedule outside of win over TCU."
— Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) October 29, 2014
The only poll that matters is on Dec 7th. Their will be a lot of folks losing sleep on Dec 6th. Tough decisions ahead. Let the Playoff begin
— Mack Brown (@ESPN_CoachMack) October 29, 2014
Biggest losers in @CFBPlayoff first poll: Ohio State and Notre dame Biggest winners: ole miss and auburn
— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) October 29, 2014
And don’t forget, GameDay is in Morgantown for Halloween weekend. . .
— Tommy Skinner (@TSkinner13) October 28, 2014