the committee got it right, so might as well accept the reality and play up the invite, cuz well, that's the girl you are going to the dance with, not the prettier one in the corner you wish you were going with.
Well, that's just your opinion (and mine too TBH). But I think your comment fails to take into account what the Commish's job is, and that is (at least in part) to stump for its members. As Ramzy pointed out, he's supposed to be politicking and getting OSU the best chance of getting into the CFP. Instead, he sat on his hands so that he could join the Buckeyes in Pasadena. Maybe any politicking would have been unsuccessful, but that doesn't mean you don't try. Sankey or Slive would have raised holy hell if it were even hinted at that a 1-loss SEC champ would be left out of the CFP. If you hire a lawyer to represent you in a murder trial, you don't expect him to just say "well, their evidence is pretty good, so I guess you might be convicted" -- you expect him to strenuously defend you. At the end of the day, Delany put himself and his desires above those of the conference.