My wife is a Spartan fan and she is mad. She does not understand why Michigan State did not move up in the polls following its 35-11 thrashing to Michiganm while Mississippi remained a spot ahead after losing at LSU. The people that know college football is sending a strong message and it is actually one that I agree with. The Big Ten is terrible and teams in the SEC with one loss are going to get the benefit of the doubt over a one loss Big Ten team.
Besides, the Michigan State loss to Oregon is worse than any of the top contenders for those playoff spots. One loss Alabama lost 23-17 to Mississippi and had a chance to win.
One loss Mississippi lost by three points at LSU. The Tigers never lose at home.
You can make an argument against Auburn who lost 38-23 at Mississippi State. However, Auburn has also beat LSU and Kansas State.
The class of football is in the SEC. If these teams are going to get the benefit of the doubt over the Spartans if they have the same amount of losses. Spartan fans may not like this. But these teams deserve it.