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CFB Conference Championship Week: What Twitter Had To Say

The four-team playoff system is going out with a bang.

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Oh, the drama.

We just experienced what may have been the most controversial weekend in College Football Playoff history. Thanks to Alabama's SEC Championship win, an undefeated Power Five team was left out of the playoff for the first time. Despite an injury to their starting quarterback, Florida State fans are understandably in immense outrage.

But for those with no skin in the game, it was a fun weekend of watching matches and rematches and running playoff scenarios through our heads.

ALABAMA PUNCHES ITS PLAYOFF TICKET

After media members tried to write Alabama off as the king of the SEC, the Crimson Tide pulled off a monumental victory over Georgia, which had won 29 consecutive games. Still, the win wasn’t enough to punch Nick Saban’s CFP ticket on the spot. The Tide needed some help from the committee — which could leave the SEC out of the playoff entirely — and they got it. However, some folks raised questions about its resume.

TEXAS IS BACK...FOR REAL

For the first time ever, Texas is heading to the College Football Playoff. In their third year under Steve Sarkisian, the Longhorns put together a nearly perfect season and capped it off by taking down rival Oklahoma State in the Big 12 title game. While the loss to Oklahoma loomed large, it was not enough to keep Texas out of the top 4. Hook ‘em!

ACC CHAMPIONSHIP NOT ENOUGH FOR NOLES

The ACC Championship was a very ugly game. Down its starting quarterback, Florida State did its best to fight and crawl its way to a victory over a tough Louisville team. Still, the playoff committee decided to punish the Noles’ resiliency rather than reward it. Their perfect season will meet one more maker in the Orange Bowl against Georiga.

WASHINGTON STILL IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT

Well, folks, the Pac-12 did it. The conference did not cannibalize itself and will send a representative to the CFP in Washington. Although this title game came down to the wire, it felt like the Huskies were in control all night. After the win, questions were raised about why they didn’t deserve the No. 1 spot.

MICHIGAN ROUTS IOWA

This was certainly the least dramatic game of the weekend. Michigan did what everyone was expecting it to do to Iowa: grind out points on offense, and keep the Hawkeyes off the board. We now bid farewell to this iconic 2023 Iowa team, who will get a shot at Tennessee in the Citrus Bowl. Michigan, on the other hand, isn’t too excited about its playoff date with Alabama.