There's seriously nothing wrong with this. The model didn't assume an outcome for the SECCG; obviously Alabama would be replaced by Georgia if the Bulldogs win this weekend. You have only one 1-loss team worth a shite getting left out, and that 1-loss team managed to shite the bed to the tune of a 28-point blowout loss against a team that'll be lucky to finish 7-5. Of the possible teams in this playoff, only one had a similarly bad loss, but against a team that finished 10-2. It's obvious that Kansas State should be left out after that awful performance against Baylor.
Put this way: I think it's a hell of an improvement that this playoff system makes an 11-1 Kansas State team that unarguably threw away its title hopes at Baylor the odd man out compared to the current system, which makes an 11-1 Florida team that's 4-1 against squads in the top-15 the odd man out. You can make a strong case that Florida has the best body of work this season. You can't make that case for Kansas State at all.
This post was edited on 11/29 at 3:41 pm