There are five power meetings. Three will send their champions into the playoff — Alabama of the SEC, Clemson of the ACC and Washington of the Pac 12. Two were forgotten, Oklahoma of the Big 12 and Penn State of the Big Ten.
The Oklahoma exclusion was normal. The Sooners completed 10-2. Every one of the four of the groups welcomed to the playoff endured one misfortune or less. So there are no contentions here nor, I question, in Norman, Okla.