Alabama and Clemson are no brainers. Notre Dame hasn't necessarily looked like one of the best teams, but they went undefeated through an entire season playing a power 5 schedule and you really can't penalize them for the competition not playing up their billing. I don't see how the committee leaves out N.D.
If they want the best of the rest, the have to pick Georgia, but I don't see that happening. I think the nod will go to O.U., because they are going to argue that that a 1 loss conference champ trumps a 2 loss non- conference champ. Hence, conference championships do matter. We will find out the answer in a couple of hours.