The more I look at the articles from the last month, I realize I had the playoff format wrong. I was thinking about the bowl selection, not the team selection.
"I don't know what class is but I can tell when one has it, you can tell from a mile away"
-- Coach Bryant
"We always talk about playing 60 minutes but this is a 60-10 game: the 60 minutes of the game and the 10 minutes in the locker room after the game that you remember for the rest of your life."
-- Nick Saban day after beating Clemson
Strength of schedule should always be included as determining criteria along with W-L records.
Along those same lines...it always bugs me when player (or team) stats are given without consideration of strength of schedule. An ACC QB's stats are not on par with those of an SEC QB, for example. It almost seems like an * should be put next to stats coming from a conference other than the SEC. I hope that doesn't sound too biased!