Pac 12 to college football: “Hey we’re over here! No, higher and to the West.  No, over here! Like the Hitchcock movie: North by way, way Northwest.”

The College Football Playoff selection committee clearly hates salmon.

Maybe the members just did it on purpose, or for fun, just to keep our ribs poked.

Penn State, which beat Ohio State but lost to Michigan by 39 points, at No. 12?

Ok, that was cute. When is the statue of James Franklin going up?

The first four teams in the playoff were supposed to be Alabama, Michigan, Clemson and Washington, basically in that order. Those are undefeated teams from four of the five power conferences. The fifth power league, the Big 12, has no remaining unbeaten schools.

The committee went with Alabama, Clemson, Michigan and Texas A&M, with Washington at No. 5.

Why? Who knows.

The bottom line is it really doesn’t matter, but it did seem another unnecessary dig at the Pac 12, which already suffers from an inferiority complex.

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