CU can only make that argument if won their bowl game. CU didn't even bother to show up. They rolled over and played dead vs. Oklahoma State.
CU was favored by 3 points in the Alamo Bowl and lost by 30.
Sorry, that just further proves they did not belong in the Rose Bowl and USC was the better choice and the better team.
And I never, ever suggested USC should have been in the playoffs. I was fine with the teams that got in, although I would have put UW at no. 3 and OSU at no. 4. Looking back, maybe PSU should have been there instead of OSU.