For the first time in the history of the college football playoffs, an undefeated power conference champion was left out.
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“To eliminate them from a chance to compete for a national championship is an unwarranted injustice that shows complete disregard and disrespect for their performance and accomplishments. It is unforgiveable,” Florida State athletic director Michael Alford said in a statement.
Also hurting was defending national champion Georgia, upset by Alabama in the SEC championship game on Saturday, snapping a 29-game winning streak.
Without Travis, Florida State struggled against 5-7 Florida last weekend with backup quarterback Tate Rodemaker, and had a hard time with Louisville in Saturday’s ACC title game.
Texas, the Big 12 champion which will move to the SEC next year, got in courtesy of its big September win at Alabama. It will be the Longhorns’ first playoff appearance.
This was the final year for the four-team championship selections. Next year, the list will expand to 12 teams.
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