College Football Playoff takeaways: Alabama, Michigan, Cincy make things easy for committee

GRAPEVINE, Texas -- Following the conclusion of the ACC and Big Ten championship games Saturday night, the College Football Playoff selection committee moved from where it watches the games together into the adjacent meeting room to immediately begin discussing and ranking the final top 25 teams for Selection Day.

It might have been a shorter meeting this year.

With Alabama, Michigan and Cincinnati all winning, it's possible the committee could reveal the same top four teams on Selection Day, with a slight reshuffling of the order. Here's a look at what it has to consider in its most important meeting of the season: