So lets put aside the FSU argument as to why they got left out.
So now you have to decide among these.
Michigan - Undefeated and beat Ohio State. SOS 51
Georgia - One 3 point loss to Alabama. SOS 63
Washington - Undefeated. Beat Oregon twice. SOS 54
Texas - One loss to Oklahoma. Beat Alabama at Tuscaloosa. SOS 21
Alabama - One loss to Texas at home by 10 points. SOS 31
So if I was king for a day.
Michigan and Washington are clearly in. No debate in my mind.
Now there are good arguments to be made for all three of the rest. I take Georgia and Texas. Alabama had the worst loss of those three teams. So suck it Tide.
How is Alabama losing to Texas a worse loss than Texas losing to Oklahoma?
Cause of being at home vs. neutral field? Okay, but Texas is better than Oklahoma.
And there are numerous criteria points to look at, one being conference champion.
Bama wins the Conference, gets the H2H, that gives them the vault.
Then with Bama in, they take Texas, as Texas is also a Conference Champ, and had the H2H at Bama.
Washington gets in for what I said above.
Michigan gets in for being undefeated in a stronger league than the ACC, and not being on to a 3rd string QB.