AAC Commissioner Mike Aresco Says Cincinnati’s Playoff Ranking Is ‘Indefensible,’ Asks Why Teams ‘Bother To Play’

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AAC commissioner Mike Aresco recently shredded the College Football Playoff committee.

The AAC’s crown jewel is Cincinnati, and the Bearcats are currently ranked eighth with an undefeated 8-0 record. Who is ahead of them? Iowa State with a record of 8-2, and that doesn’t make Aresco happy at all. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

He told The Enquirer the following about an undefeated Cincy team being behind a two-loss Cyclones squad:

It really can’t be defended. It’s indefensible. This team (Iowa State) has two losses. Why do we bother to play the games? The team ahead of (Cincinnati) lost by 17 points, 31-14, to Louisiana. That team also lost another game to Oklahoma State…It does appear to be a P5 (Power Five) world. I’m upset because the standards haven’t been the same for the P5 and for us (Group of Five). They simply haven’t been.

Go off, king! Go off, Aresco! I couldn’t agree more with what he said. I agree with literally every single word.

You don’t have to think Cincy should be in the playoff to agree that Iowa State being ahead of them is an absolute joke.

Iowa State is a good ball team. Hell, they might be one of the best teams in America, but they have no right to be ahead of Cincy.

I’d argue that Iowa State shouldn’t even be ahead of Indiana, who is sitting at 12th. Either the games matter or they don’t.

The Bearcats are undefeated, have played eight games and ISU has two losses on their record. At some point, we either have to show some respect to Cincinnati or we just have to admit the G5 doesn’t matter.

It’s one or the other!

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