Name two better teams to play for the college football championship. I dare you.
Don’t say USC — not after the Trojans gave up 49 points in the Rose Bowl. Don’t say Penn State, which lost that game in Pasadena.
Don’t say Oklahoma or Wisconsin. Certainly not Michigan, which stumbled in its bowl game.
Top-ranked Alabama and No. 2 Clemson clearly deserve to be in the College Football Playoff title game here Monday night.
That doesn’t mean the current system is theoretically the best way to determine a champion. An expanded field — eight contenders, maybe even 16 — might yield a more comprehensive result.
But is the four-team format the best...