Originally Posted by rioninusc
I think using last seasons rankings would suffice. Heck hasn't Auburn come out of nowhere this past year, and 2010 to go to the NCG? I don't remember them being ranked week 1 in both seasons IIRC. The playoff is the first step to making it better.
Now to mention it, this is pointless because the committee will be looking at the games from all angles, and hopefully ranking fairly. The AP, and Coaches poll are pointless now.
even if you use last year's rankings you're still guessing that the changes that each team went through did not impact their ability to win in the next season. rankings are messy in college sports always will be. the committee won't change this they will just give us another mostlikely equally flawed poll.