I think 2018 is probably the more egregious case in my argument.I get all that, all I really do.
Let's be honest: in 2019, Oklahoma was about as mulligan as you can get. Looking at the final rankings where they finished fourth, the following teams in my view would undoubtedly have beaten Oklahoma had they met:
And I think Notre Dame as well as Oregon would have beaten the Sooners, too.
That being said, you can't "really" pick a TWO-loss team that didn't win the division over a conference champion with one-loss even though we all looked at that and said, "uh right." OU in 2019 wasn't the same team that scored those eye-popping numbers even though they were the best team in the B12.
That's where it's blah; everyone knows the probable outcome. But we let the games count, too.
Everyone and their mother knew ND was the worst team in the top 6, and if they had played anyone in the top 6 they would be boatraced. Granted that probably means we are having a rematch vs Georgia and Clemson gets Ohio St, but it prevents a glorified extra bye week for Clemson while Alabama has to slave through a tough opener.