American Host Launches Scathing Attack on CFP Community for Failing to Prioritize the Eye Test in College Football Rankings

Published 11/08/2023, 2:35 PM EST

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Greg McElroy, the commentator for the NFL, is not happy with the official college football playoff rankings that have been released this week. The former quarterback for the New York Jets has had a highly successful career ever since he transitioned to the role of a sports commentator. His opinions on the sport have always been widely appreciated, but it seems as if this time he’s upset with the way he’s been disproven.

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The NCAA playoffs rankings were released on Tuesday, and they differed from McElroy’s rankings by a significant amount. He talked about how the official rankings don’t use the eye test method to determine players’ worth in the league. Thus, the fans supported McElroy as he gave his opinions on how the official rankings have been unfair and inconsistent.

Greg McElroy’s take on current rankings

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McElroy shared his picks for the top six leading teams in college football on November 5, and the official rankings came out a day later. McElroy took several shots at the CFP committee for the lack of consistency with which the rankings are released every year.

He said, “Why are we using résumé to define Ohio State as No. 1? We’re using eye test to define Georgia and Michigan as No. 2 and No. 3, we’re using résumé plus eye test to find Florida State at No. 4, and then we like Washington, but, you know… there’s no consistency.” Thus, McElroy proved his point about the inconsistent ratio of the ratio and the eye test method that is apparent in the CFP’s rankings. The discrepancies between McElroy’s rankings and the official rankings have utterly shocked the fans, and it’ll be interesting to see how it turns out when the season actually comes to an end.

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The difference between McElroy and the CFP’s rankings

McElroy’s point of the argument was that he values the eye method over anything else. The eye method is interpreted as a way of looking at the player’s performance in a specific match and valuing them for their skills rather than their statistics. He believes that his ranking is consistent with the eye test in that sense.

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Whereas the CFP committee seems to have used both methods at their convenience. The inconsistency argument is fueling speculation as fans go crazy over their favorite teams being in unpredictable positions on the table. While all lose their minds, it’s important to note that this is not the end of the season, and the rankings could very well drastically change in the coming few games. So, fingers crossed.

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Will McElroy’s rankings stay consistent with the season’s final rankings? Or will the CFP have to make major changes on their end as the fans demand a recount? Let us know in the comments below.

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Jeevesh Singh

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