I've reread my post a few times, and must have missed where I said they got it wrong. Can you show me where I said that?
The same people who were screaming that Ohio State didn't belong in 2014 because they played a "weak schedule", that OU didn't belong in 2015 because they didn't play in a conference title game, that Ohio State didn't belong in 16 because they didn't play for a conference title and also Washington that year because they played a weak schedule, are the same people who say Bama deserved it.
They used that gifted appearance with the extra week to do what Saban does best. They won it all, but many Bama supporters were the loudest among those saying Ohio State didn't belong when they won in 14.
Like I said, no other team with those credentials would have gotten the benefit of the doubt that Bama did. That is my problem with it,