Social media blasts CFP selection committee after ranking LSU above USC
The CFP selection committee opted to keep two-loss LSU ahead of one-loss USC in the latest College Football Playoff rankings. And that caused a bit of an uproar on social media.
Last week’s CFP ranking had the Tigers and Trojans ordered the same way — and with Tennessee losing this past weekend, the No. 5 spot was up for grabs — but after a 48-45 road win over UCLA helped USC jump LSU in the AP Top 25, there were more than a few questioning whether the CFP committee would follow suit.
After all, USC faced a ranked Power Five team on the road while LSU played UAB at home.
CFP committee chair Boo Corrigan said during an appearance on ESPN after the rankings reveal that LSU’s body of work to this point is more impressive to the committee than USC’s.
“That was the dominant conversation for the last couple of days,” Corrigan said when asked about the LSU-USC ordering. “There’s reasons for USC to be at (No.) 5, there’s reasons for LSU to be at (No.) 5. As we looked at it, the wins over Alabama and Mississippi carried the day more so than the wins over UCLA and Oregon State. The good win they had on Saturday was 48-45. I think some of the members of the committee, as we looked at it, wanted to see a little bit more from their defense. (That) as well as the strength of schedule for LSU really drove the day.”
Social media disagreed. Here’s some of the reaction:
LSU played freaking UAB last week. USC beat a good UCLA team on the road. SEC bias strikes again. pic.twitter.com/Ih0xxTo5Sf
— Big Game Boomer (@BigGameBoomer) November 23, 2022
There is absolutely NO reason for LSU to be ranked ahead of USC.
— Sam Block (@theblockspot) November 23, 2022
1. LSU ranked ahead of USC and Tennessee is ridiculous. The CFP committee is asking us to challenge its credibility with this ludicrous ranking.
2. UT stomped out LSU 40-13 *in Baton Rouge.* USC is a 1-loss P5 team.
3. This is ridiculous.
— RJ Young (@RJ_Young) November 23, 2022
CFP more corrupt than FIFA.. how is LSU at #5 after beating UAB and USC at #6 after beating UCLA?
Don’t talk to me about schedule because clearly it doesn’t matter
— ᗩᑎT ᗯᖇIGᕼT (@itsAntWright) November 23, 2022
I’m sorry but LSU at 5 over USC and Alabama at 7 over Clemson is an absolute joke.
SEC bias is alive and well.
— Penn State Talk (@PSURecruitTalk) November 23, 2022
A two loss LSU team is ahead of a one loss USC team.
The SEC bias is real folks.
— Big 10 Takeover (@Big10Takeover) November 23, 2022
If you couldn’t tell there was an SEC bias already, LSU remains in front of USC with two losses after beating UAB.
Meanwhile, USC went on the road and defeated their ranked rival.
Why play the games?
— Cameron Richardson (@therichreport) November 23, 2022
i’m sorry, LSU above USC is ridiculous https://t.co/iOtZQYhsbe
— hannah (@hannahhmillerr_) November 23, 2022
LSU over USC is PREPOSTEROUS. What are we even doing here?! LSU lost by TWENTY-SEVEN at home to Tennessee! 27!
— Clay Sauertieg, Olivier Giroud Enjoyer (@ByCSauertieg) November 23, 2022
— Irrational Browns Elf (@IrrationalFan23) November 23, 2022
LSU shouldn’t be in front of USC after Tennessee got beat that bad. It demeans their win. Beating Notre Dame gives them a better resume than Michigan, whose played nobody. Penn State really snuck back in the top-10 @Cory_Lestochi @HardcorePSUFB respect
— Kenneth F.J. Berry (@OzoGrande) November 23, 2022
15 minutes til tip-off but i just want to let everyone know that USC would absolutely hammer LSU on a neutral site
— HAWGTOWN SPORTS (@hawgtownsports) November 23, 2022
Genuinely don’t understand the reasoning for LSU over USC https://t.co/2m4lpH5fvS
— Andrew Wilson 🪓 (@AndrewsterMN) November 23, 2022
LSU at #5 in front of USC is a joke and Tennessee remaining top 10 is also a joke. Must be nice to be in a conference that gives you 2-3 freebie losses.
— Thumb Gangsta M.D. (@Gent16Tiger) November 23, 2022
LSU over USC is actually a joke 💀 pic.twitter.com/1QhISOka1o
— The Game Day (@TheGameDayHQ) November 23, 2022