The entire process, through various leaks and public posturing -- especially by the conference's two flagship schools, Oklahoma and Texas -- may play out like an elaborate blackmail scheme.
Politicking and jockeying were once a necessity for schools angling to get in title game, but those influences are largely irrelevant now.
Job of College Football Playoff committee gets much easier after Navy's upset win.
Navy threw the ball just five times i
Louisville's loss at Clemson did little to diminish the Cardinals' bona fides.
FOX Sports analysts make their early predictions.
Joel Klatt and Matt Leinart on why the Pac-12 won't make it.
Dave Wannstedt on the Baylor Bears.
Robert Smith doesn't think the Wolverines do it this year.
Colin Cowherd tells us which team he thinks has a big edge.