falls off after the conference champions so the RB has full discretion, so thats the first domino out of the way.
The second domino is SCs other 24 RB victories earn it a close look, particularly in light of the NCAA perfidy.
Its not a matter of better, best or some fluid ranking, its about being the best suited for the Rose Bowl from the RB's viewpoint..
The outcome is "the proof in the pudding". We brought better ratings, abetter game, tradition, history and national spotlight performance ot the Rose Bowl. Colorado would have brought fat woman and dope. Sc built the stature of Sc and vice versa. The RB would be worse off today as another also ran bowl without the SC-Penn State lollapalooza.