Baylor Coach Art Briles took the high road this week, choosing not to lobby for his sixth-ranked team's inclusion in the four-team College Football Playoff.
Briles had that luxury. His university was already on the job, as was the Big 12 Conference.
Baylor's game against No. 9 Kansas State is ground zero on a Saturday when the top teams in the nation will state their final case for a spot in one of the semifinals on New Year's Day.
Fans in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Eugene, Ore., probably slept soundly this week, knowing Alabama and Oregon, ranked Nos. 1 and 2, controlled their situations. Meantime, fans in Tallahassee, Fla., might have mused whether No. 4 Florida State could...