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2021 CFP Announced: LSU Maybe Sorta Helps Keep Texas A&M Out

One Tiger win spoils two playoff contenders’ chances

LSU vs Texas A&M Photo by Chris Parent/Collegiate Images/Getty Images

The 2021 College Football Playoff was announced and while your Fightin’ Tigers of LSU didn’t come anywhere close to sniffing the field, they may have played a role in keeping two rival schools out.

We knew Florida’s chances of making the playoff were ruined once the 23-point favorite Gators lost to a pedestrian LSU team two weeks ago in The Swamp. But there was also a ripple effect from Florida’s humiliating loss: that being Texas A&M, who finished on the outside looking in at No. 5 in final CFP Poll, had its best win a 41-38 win over those very same Gators worsened because Florida lost to the worst LSU team of the millennium.

Sucks for Texas A&M! That win over Florida was looking awfully nice for Texas A&M, that was until Gators lost to the JV Tigers at home.

Does this redeem LSU’s 2020 season? You’re damn right it does. LSU finishes its season from hell .500, signed a top-five recruiting class, and ruined the seasons of not one but two rivals.

The College Football Playoff Semifinals are set for New Year’s Day. No. 1 Alabama plays No. 4 Notre Dame in the Rose Bowl (in Arlington), while No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Ohio State have a rematch of last year’s semifinal in the Sugar Bowl. The National Championship is January 11 in Miami.