Florida State Is Still Not In The College Football Tournament

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Florida State's Ontaria Wilson (80) catches a pass in front of North Carolina State's Aydan White during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

The school will not be competing for a title.

It is the beginning of a new work week and Florida State University is still not part of the four-team college football playoff tournament and the school will not be part of the tournament anytime soon. The college poohbahs who are in charge of the college football playoff have no room for the Florida university. The poohbahs took four schools, Michigan, Washington, Texas and Alabama leaving out the undefeated Florida State football team. Now the Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida Senator Rick Scott want answers as to why the college poohbahs decided Florida State was not worthy of getting into the four-team tournament. DeSantis is willing to spend a million dollars in taxpayers’ money to get to the bottom of things. “My first-grader, my fifth-grader and my preschooler, they are all Noles and they are big-time fans and they do the tomahawk chop and they were not happy,” DeSantis said. “We are going to set aside $1 million and let the chips fall where they may.”

Save the Florida taxpayers money, governor. The college poohbahs have a private enterprise that does get government help in forms of tax breaks and maybe some public money to build stadiums. But there is no such thing as a sunshine law for a private sports entity. Over on the federal side, Senator Rick Scott apparently is not aware that the college football playoff system is governed by learned men of football and this year, they didn’t care about Florida State. “Some people have asked why a U.S. Senator is getting involved in this issue,” Senator Rick Scott wrote in an op-ed published in the Tallahassee Democrat,  “and this is what it boils down to: I won’t stand around and say nothing while people in my state get screwed.” The problem? Committee members just didn’t think Florida State was good enough.

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