Colin Cowherd critical of Florida State in top 4: 'They haven't played anybody'
Colin Cowherd took issue with Florida State landing in the top 4 of the initial College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday night.
While breaking down the rankings with Greg McElroy on Always College Football, Cowherd was critical of Florida State’s strength of schedule.
“They haven’t played anybody so I have no context for how good they are,” Cowherd said. “They’ve got some really good NFL players, they’ve got a couple of first-round guys.”
Florida State’s strength of schedule has taken a hit over what it appeared to be even just a couple of weeks ago. Clemson and Duke, which were both considered strong for the Noles at the time of the game, each lost again in Week 9.
LSU has also picked up another loss this season, although the Tigers still sit inside the committee’s top-15. The only other ACC team in the CFP top 25 is Louisville, who FSU wouldn’t play until a potential meeting in the ACC Championship Game in December.
Florida State could also have a ranked game vs. Miami in Week 11 if the Canes are able to win this weekend vs. NC State.
According to ESPN’s Football Power Index, Florida State has played the 49th toughest schedule in the country so far this season. That’s a tougher SOS than every other team in the top 5 except for Ohio State.
Florida State will play Pittsburgh in Week 10.