Each year two or perhaps three teams stand well above the rest ... on paper. Then there are four more teams that are not at all far apart but differ on various dimensions (one with better defense, say, and another with few turnovers or better special teams). Add to this that the players are all 19 and 20 years old and you have a mess. The CFP committee resolves this by doing whatever they darn well please, and all of it in smoke filled rooms.
Add to this a $3B contract between ESPN and the best but most remote conference, the SEC, so that the conferences intrinsic advantage is egregiously overhyped. Then take the two conferences that are most slighted, put all of their teams in the largest markets in the country, and have them care about conference championships and internal rivalries (Buckeye fans would sooner beat Michigan than Alabama) and not really give a flying cig about a CFP that theyre never invited to join (rightly or wrongly, does NOT matter).
The list of nonsense goes on much longer.
Who had the idea to introduce this CFP system? It is a slow motion disaster with no way out.