3 ACC teams (Va Tech, Ga Tech, NC State) and 3 SEC teams (Florida, Miss St, TAMU) on the selection committee. 1 B1G team (Iowa). None of them in contention, but will be interesting to see how this sways the vote (ranking of the SEC teams and how much of a pass Clemson gets for its shit schedule).
I bet this week is LSU, OSU, Bama, Clemson, with the potential for PSU to upset Clemson at 4.
I don't know about the different coaching styles, but I can say this team seems more focused than any team in the last several years. It sounds like the inexplicable losses to inferior teams and the multiple playoff snubs has had as much of an impact as anything, and for the better. Sometimes you just need to shake things up to get out of that rut. This team certainly believes they have what it takes and are on a real mission to prove it every week. Naturally motivated players make a coaches job that much easier.
I think we learn more about Ryan Day the head coach next year, especially if we win it all this year. Will they still be focused and hungry and playing at a high level every week? What if we drop a game? How motivated will they be for the next one?
I think Day is a great coach, but there hasn't been much adversity in his tenure to date. It will be very interesting to see how he handles that when it comes.