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...