I'm not entirely convinced that Alabama has been eliminated, although, they should be considering lack of schedule and losing the only game that mattered, at home. And so to continue the point of SEC favoritism, if LSU somehow loses to Georgia, are 3 SEC teams going to the playoff? My view is that only Georgia should be awarded a bid. I'm not entirely convinced if Clemson wins all 12 games that it deserves to be in either, the ACC is historically bad, but beating North Carolina by 1 is still better than losing to South Carolina by a FG at home. The way it should be ranked, IMO, is as follows:
10. Penn State
How I think the season will pan out:
I think it'll be a bit unfair for LSU to have to beat Alabama twice and could foresee a loss in a rematch. OSU vs Alabama in the title game.
How it should pan out: