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Teams will make their final case to be in College Football Playoff
Teams will make their final case to be in College Football Playoff

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...

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