The second week of the College Football Playoff rankings have come, and once again, Penn State is unranked. There was some hope with Fresno State, Minnesota, Kentucky, and Mississippi State all losing that a 6-3 Penn State would sneak into the rankings.
November 9️⃣ #CFBPlayoff Selection Committee Rankings— College Football Playoff (@CFBPlayoff) November 10, 2021
2️⃣1️⃣. Pittsburgh // @Pitt_FB
2️⃣2️⃣. San Diego State // @AztecFB
2️⃣3️⃣. UTSA // @UTSAFTBL
2️⃣4️⃣. Utah // @Utah_Football
2️⃣5️⃣. Arkansas // @RazorbackFB
But alas, the committee opted for 6-3 Arkansas (No. 25), 6-3 Utah (No. 24), 9-0 UTSA (No. 23), and 6-3 Purdue (No. 19). This is also in addition to 6-3 Auburn and 6-3 Wisconsin — two teams which Penn State beat — being ranked No. 17 and No. 18 respectively.
But no, I’m glad you asked I’m not mad.
You know who should be mad though? Michigan State. The Spartans (who are now 8-1) defeated Michigan (who is also 8-1) just nine days ago. Tonight, the committee decided that Michigan is the better team than Michigan State because Michigan’s loss came to No. 7 (Michigan State) while the Spartans’ loss came to No. 19 Purdue.
Whatever. Penn State has the opportunity to beat the No. 6 team in the country now. Let’s go.