Auburn football fans offered condolences to FSU for being snubbed by the College Football Playoff committee in their field, despite going 13-0 and winning the ACC Championship, for the four-team postseason in favor of Alabama.
“My heart especially breaks for the FSU seniors with no eligibility left,” The War Rapport’s Mike Gittens said. “Those guys will never get another shot at a once-in-a-lifetime achievement. Even if you think they would’ve gotten blasted they earned the right to do so.”
“Imagine being Jordan Travis right now and listening to everyone talk about how his undefeated, conference champion TEAM won’t make the playoffs because he is injured,” opined another.
“FSU I’m sorry, Norvell, if I were you I would riot,” said another.
“For those counting, this is now 3 (!!!) times Alabama entered the championship field (BCS or playoff) that they didn’t deserve,” exclaimed another.
“FSU should claim a national title if they beat Georgia,” suggested another before saying, “Let’s get wild.”
Auburn football fans understand FSU’s struggle after 2004 Tigers snubbed from BCS Championship game
The Auburn family has seen what happened to FSU happen to their Tigers before. In 2004, an undefeated Auburn was left out of the title game in favor of USC and Oklahoma.
But at least those two teams were undefeated. FSU getting snubbed for not one, but two one-loss teams is a sign that the ACC no longer deserves to have pillar programs like the Seminoles or the Clemson Tigers.
As Opelika-Auburn News editor Justin Lee pointed out, the College Football Playoff field is about to change from four teams to 12, so at least there won’t be the kind of heartbreak FSU, and previously, Auburn, felt in the past.
“Pour one last one out for 2004,” Lee prefaced before saying, “The heartbreak doesn’t have to be brought up again every time it happens to the Utahs and TCUs and Florida States. In all the changes coming to college football, at least this won’t happen again.”
But there will be programs ranked in the teens that felt they should’ve been in the 12 in the future. Mark those words.
And doesn’t it feel like Auburn could be one of those teams?