Love Galloway but the dude sounds like a dinosaur talking about conference champs. He and everyone else talking about conference champs needs to realize the committee is slotting teams like it's one giant conference. Then in close calls they use head to head, SOS and conference champions to break ties.
If Washington, Clemson and Bama win..... Bama and Washington in the Peach Bowl... Ohio State and Clemson in the Fiesta..
They've already showed their hand imo. Repeated over and over they don't view Ohio State and Penn State as being close and how on earth would Penn State jump Washington in the final poll? They both can add a conference championship and a win against a top 8 team. If PSU was going to get in they needed to be above Washington in this weeks poll.
Of course chaos can shake this whole thing up. As Herbstreit said after the game on Saturday " Buckeyes are probably better off rooting for PSU to beat MSU. They'll still get in and won't have to play their way in by beating Wisconsin in the B10 final"
Important to remember most of the rankings are just window dressing. Still a business at the end of the day and their bowl partners don't want a bunch of un-ranked teams.