After the biggest single day of BCS upheaval in five years, seven teams are still alive for a national championship berth. Isn't that what the commissioners have kept preaching, every week is a playoff?
Sort of, except those same commissioners weren't satisfied with this sort of two-team drama. If the playoff started today, the SEC likely would have three teams in the top four. True, a playoff doesn't start today and one of those teams (Alabama or Georgia) is guaranteed to lose. But aren't you beginning to see why SEC commissioner Mike Slive didn't want to limit the field to conference champs only?
If certain results fall into place, the SEC would be all but assured of clinching -- by next week -- its seventh consecutive title. That's Mr. Dumb Sportswriter projecting results again, but in that scenario it would be an all-SEC final again. Unless the voters revolt.