I am assuming that since LSU and Alabama are now deemed to be the two best teams in college football, no matter who wins, they should be ranked 1 and 2, in either order, at the end of the bowl season. For example, if Alabama loses, they should still be ranked ahead of Stanford/Okla. State.
In the past, I've thought that the bowls were sort of a cool way to decide a Nat'l Champion, but I'm officially ready for a playoff system. It's ridiculous to allow the media, which is now linked with broadcast networks that have contracts with leagues to influence who gets to play for the nat'l championship, to the point that we have a national championship determined by two teams from one conference.
I think the top eight teams, with automatic entries from the champions from the SEC, Pac-10, Big 10, Big-12, Big East, ACC and the two highest rated champions from the other conferences would be the way to go.
Any football fans have a view on this one?