Alabama’s Steep Drop Explained By Playoff Chairman
Alabama’s steep drop was explained by the playoff chairman on Tuesday.
Following the Crimson Tide’s disappointing season-ending loss to Auburn, the team was dropped seven spots in the most recent College Football Playoff rankings.
After the rankings were announced, Rob Mullens and explained why the defeat dropped Alabama from No. 5 to No. 12.
“Head-to-head is certainly a key part of it,” he said.
“It also matters what happens around you. Alabama, their only two losses are to a No. 2 and a No. 11 team.
“However, they only have two wins over Power 5 teams with winning records, both Texas A&M and Tennessee, who are 7-5,” he continued.
“When you look at Auburn, obviously they have the head-to-head. They also beat the No. 13 team.
“Close losses to No. 2 and No. 4. Specifically when you look at those two, the head-to-head probably did carry the day at the end of the day.”
Does Mullens’ explanation for the rankings change really make sense? That is up to each individual fan to decide on their own.