CBS announcer Gary Danielson loves him some SEC. He believes a 1-loss SEC team should be in the national title game over an undefeated Notre Dame or Kansas State.
My personal tiebreaker is that a conference championship game has to stand for something. I would penalize Notre Dame for not playing in a conference championship. So after Alabama, my first nod would be to Oregon, since its conference has earned respect, then Kansas State and only then Notre Dame…
You’d have to put (a once-beaten Alabama team) in the discussion, because they’ve earned it given what the conference has accomplished.”