The 2023-2024 College Football Playoff is set. In the final iteration of the four-team playoff format, the University of Michigan Wolverines secured the top spot, followed by the University of Washington Huskies, the University of Texas Longhorns and the University of Alabama Crimson Tide.
The Wolverines will meet the Crimson Tide at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on Monday, January 1 at 5 p.m. EST. Nearly four hours later, the Huskies will battle the Longhorns at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.
On the outside looking in, the University of Georgia Bulldogs finished sixth in the final College Football Playoff rankings. One spot above the Bulldogs, the Florida State University Seminoles finished in fourth despite finishing the season with an undefeated record and a conference championship.
“The consequences of giving in to a narrative of the moment are destructive, far-reaching, and permanent. Not just for Florida State, but college football as a whole,” Florida State University Athletic Director Michael Alford said.
“The argument of whether a team is the ‘most deserving OR best’ is a false equivalence. It renders the season up to yesterday irrelevant and significantly damages the legitimacy of the College Football Playoff.”