I hate this line of thinking. I'm not talking about your comments specifically, but they are for sure what a good % of people think. 2014 isn't like 2013, where there is a team who has made you say "wow" every week like FSU did last year. Everyone has big time issues, that can't really be masked.
MSU - they are last in the SEC in pass D.
Bama - They haven't figured out how to play on the road themselves, and have looked lost on pass D more than once this year (playing a lot of youth in the secondary).
FSU - They have not looked like the same team this year, and teams have been able to run with success this year, and Jameis is still good for 2-5 awful passes a game where you look around wondering how he threw that pass when he makes the rest look so effortless
Auburn - Still have defensive problems, and looked pedestrian against a pretty bad South Carolina team
Oregon - They somehow have problems with the Zone read, which is ironic since their D plays against it all the time. Also have problems with the 3-3-5, which is pretty much what the personnel OSU uses while still calling it a 4-3
Look, I agree OSU isn't a top 5 team right now, mainly because they have a bad loss. In most years, I would say "they have no business in playoff discussion" with the flaws this team has. But everyone has huge flaws this year, so I'm not over sneaking into the playoff, and pulling of the shocker. Why not us?