The solution for choosing the playoff teams whether there are 4 or 8.
Go back and use the BCS computer system and take the top 4 teams in the ratings. It's more objective as it uses more facts to determine the top four. It still uses the polls to give it a touch of human subjectivity but not too much. It also saves hours and hours and days of committee meetings which is pretty much a waste of time. You also save a lot of money by not having to pay the &$%//(&% committee. This is a win-win result in my book.