I think the real issue is corruption in college football. The NCAA ignores when Alabama tosses cash and cars to recruits, flaunting the rules like Al Capone in prohibition era Chicago, and then the elitist committee of shills reward the Menstrual Tide by making it easier for them to get in the playoffs using the excuse that they have such a “great roster” of bought and paid for players and/or “only” lost one game (to the only team on their schedule with a pulse). The current playoff format is a spit in the eye of fair competition.
Also, ESPN was allowed to buy half of the SUC even though those shady bastards control the narrative in college football through their overhyped, brain dead coverage. At best, that is a massive conflict of interest. ESPN obviously benefits more by promoting the hell out of their lame ass SUC product. I doubt the playoff committee watches the games muted, so the announcers/production have an effect on the PC’s opinions of the games.
Some of this could be chalked up to chance and corporate interests, but Saban’s BFF is the freaking president of the NCAA and Alabagmen have seemed to benefit more than any other team from the system under Emmert. Impropriety seems to be the NCAA’s new official policy. If the NCAA shitcans Emmert and actually enforces the rules, the playing field might eventually be level and then every team will actually have a chance to compete for a championship. Until that day, I’m happy that Ohio State is a blue blood that has some pull in this twisted system. Go Buckeyes!!!!!!!