College Football Playoff Rankings 2019: Twitter Reacts to Final Reveal

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistDecember 8, 2019

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (9) works in the pocket against Georgia during the first half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
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The College Football Playoff was released Sunday, unsurprisingly leaving plenty of disagreement around the college football world.

LSU was named the No. 1 team in the country after its dominant win over Georgia in the SEC Championship Game and will take on No. 4 Oklahoma, which is the only playoff team with a loss but ended the season with a Big 12 title. 

Ohio State ended up at No. 2 overall and will take on No. 3 Clemson in a battle of undefeated teams.

Cody Stoots @Cody_Stoots

Ohio State and Clemson has GOTY potential. LSU and OU should be points on points on points. There is no other worthy team of a playoff spot after these four. Four at the most is, again, the right number.

Unlike many years, there was little disagreement about which teams belonged in the top four. The debate mostly raged on over the order, with LSU and Ohio State each having a strong claim to be No. 1 overall.

The Tigers impressed with their resume, especially with Saturday's win.

Adam Rittenberg @ESPNRittenberg

Think it comes down to this: The CFP committee wanted to see LSU play defense. Dave Aranda's crew delivered the past few weeks, taking away the only remaining doubt. Ohio State didn't do anything to drop, but LSU strengthened its profile.

Andrew Doak @AndrewDoak_WWL

LSU is named the No. 1 seed for the College Football Playoffs. Their SEC Title throttling of Georgia flips the table with Ohio State. Boom.

Marc Whiteman @MarcWYFFNews4

I don’t understand the take that the Buckeyes got slighted by the @CFBPlayoff LSU and Ohio St. were neck and neck all year. So of course the final impression mattered. Buckeyes left the door open. LSU left no doubt. #CFBPlayoff

Keith Britton @KeithBritton86

No surprise #OhioState got passed up after last night. @CFBPlayoff loved LSU/Georgia all year. That dominant win coupled w/ convenient storyline in OSU’s 1st half struggles was all they needed. When every team is at their best, though, not sure anyone can match OSU. Should be fun

Plenty of people agreed with LSU getting the top spot.

Pat Forde @ByPatForde

And No. 2 is Ohio State. LSU is No. 1. Committee got it right.

Cameron DaSilva @camdasilva

Also, putting LSU over Ohio State was 10000% the right move

Bob Slovak @BobSlovak13

The @CollegeFBPayoff are set. They got it right. 1. LSU vs 4.OU 2. OhioSt vs 3. Clemson

Derek Tyson @DerekJTyson

There is nothing anyone can say to convince me LSU isn’t the best team in the country.

Meanwhile, the Buckeyes were arguably the most dominant team in college football, and plenty were angry about the final standings.

Ron Clements @Ron_Clements

The @CFBPlayoff doesn't evaluate the season as a whole. It seems to rank teams based on the results of the previous weekend. That's the only thing that makes sense about having #LSU at No. 1 and dropping #OhioState to 2. The #CFBPlayoff committee has been a disaster from Day 1.

Jon Doss @JonDoss

Not quite sure how the #Buckeyes beat a top-10 team, by double digits, for the second time this year, after beating top-10 teams in the back to back weeks leading up to the Big Ten title game and then DROP in the #CFBPlayoff rankings.

Alex Gleitman @alexgleitman

Buckeyes told they’re the most complete team all year. Made 1 after beating PSU. Go on to beat a top 15 and top 10 team by a bunch. Drop to 2 somehow. Is what it is. Use that and 2016 embarrassment as motivation

The good news is these teams will get a chance to prove themselves on the field, with Clemson and Oklahoma each having a strong chance as well as the top two squads to come away with a championship.