There may be some inherent bias on the College Football Playoff committee, according to Fox Sports analyst Joel Klatt.
Klatt went on Colin Cowherd’s radio show to discuss what he thinks could be some questionable decision-making by the committee when it comes to its weekly selection of the Top 25. Klatt compared the committee’s proceedings to one of the most infamous companies in the country.
“I think that the committee is basically cooking the books like Enron is cooking the books,” Klatt said on The Herd.
Klatt said that the committee is skewing its rankings to make the top seven teams in the poll look better than they appear.
“It’s propping up the teams that they want to prop up in the top seven and tearing down the teams that they want to tear down in the top seven,” Klatt said.
Cowherd then goaded Klatt by asking if he thought the committee was anti-Big 12. Klatt confirmed the notion and the committee is against the Big 12 and mentioned an interesting note about the average age of the committee members.
Klatt added that the preferred style of football greatly differs among the committee’s elder members, who seemingly favor teams with pro-style schemes.
One team that Klatt could be referencing is Alabama, who at 9-1 was ranked second in the latest Playoff rankings. Alabama qualifies for Klatt’s conspiracy theory because of its pro-style offense.
The Crimson Tide also might have been propped up by the committee. LSU, who dropped two consecutive games, was ranked No. 15 by the committee compared to No. 17 by the Associated Press poll. Ole Miss, the only team to beat Bama, was unranked in last week’s Playoff but made an appearance at No. 22 this week following a bye.
Klatt’s theory may not sit well in Tuscaloosa, Ala.