Tom Osborne

4-warned: Final week did little to sort out College Football Playoff

Alabama and Oregon locked up the top two bids easily, and early.

The hard part is now being finalized on lockdown in Grapevine, Texas, where a 12-person selection committee, ensconced in a boardroom at the Gaylord Resort Hotel, has volunteered to figure out the rest.

OK, but the rest to what?

The four-team playoff is new to everyone involved, with a built-in-its-hardware understanding some people are not going to like what they hear.

"I don't think there will be a lot of tolerance for sour grapes," Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott warned Friday in advance of Sunday's unveiling of the first College Football Playoff participants. "We went into it...