The Notre Dame football team was announced as the No. 10 team in the initial CFP rankings, and we list why that is too low for the Irish.
In the initial CFP Rankings, Notre Dame football was announced as the number 10 team in the nation. At a glance, it seemed fair. After all, the Irish might be 8 in the AP Poll, but it was only a week ago they were number 11. Someone in that range is usually just a difference of opinion when moving from a base of writers to administrators deciding the poll.
However, when you look a little closer, you can see flaws in the logic, doublespeak, and other issues with Notre Dame’s initial Playoff Ranking.
Mind you, there are inherent issues to this system. The most important of those issues is the criteria that they don’t base the rankings off who is most deserving, but who they feel the “best” teams are. In other words, it’s subjective and they can do what they please with the result being “I feel,” rather than “I know.”
It’s also a committee of people who may know football or have been around it for a long time but also have a vested interest. These are athletic directors, former players, and coaches, and biases are inherent in all humans.
In other words, it’s a subjective ranking system based on human error and it ends in exclusion. Perfect system. This all may be subjective, but Notre Dame is still too low. Here are three reasons why: