CFP committee chair Boo Corrigan explains FSU's ranking behind Georgia, Michigan
CFP committee chair Boo Corrigan had some positive things to say about Florida State’s body of work. However, Corrigan and the committee did not believe the Seminoles deserved to be higher Tuesday night.
When the initial CFP rankings of 2023 came out, Florida State landed at No. 4 overall. Ohio State was the top team on the committee’s list followed by Georgia and Michigan at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.
During the ensuing media teleconference, Corrigan said that Ohio State was No. 1 due to its impressive wins while Michigan and Georgia were ranked high due to dominant play despite a questionable strength of schedule. As a result of that rationale, Corrigan was asked why Florida State’s resume did not warrant the Seminoles being ahead of Georgia and Michigan.
Corrigan specifically pointed to wins over LSU and Duke as positives for Mike Norvell’s team but also said it has been a bit of a “front-loaded schedule” for the Seminoles. While working through the entire process, the committee came to the conclusion with FSU at No. 4.
“Again, I think as you look at the full body of work, Florida State being No. 4, the win over LSU, the win against Duke, kind of a front-loaded schedule, if you will, they’ve looked really good,” Corrigan said. “Offensively putting up 41 points a game. Their defense is ranked in the top 20. But again, as we looked at it overall and went through the process, we came out with Ohio State 1, Georgia 2, Michigan 3, Florida State 4.”
While FSU is in a prime position entering November, the Seminoles do not have any wiggle room down the stretch. A loss anywhere on the schedule — including a potential ACC title game appearance — would likely bump FSU out of the mix for the Playoff barring drastic results throughout the rest of the top competitors.