not at all about Bama. it's not even about Florida State specifically either. remove the names of the 4 schools completely and I'd still say the same thing. apply the same logic and criteria to all 4 or 5 or even 6 (if we adding Georgia back into the mix) spots, and you come up with a different order than this, and likely have some teams change as well. plain and simple. I don't even care which criteria you favor over the other. but apply that criteria universally (and make it known publicly which criteria we favor before the season even starts). consistency. that's all I ask. apply the same criteria consistently across all 4 spots, and Alabama is most likely still in no matter which you choose (I can only think of one scenario that would eliminate them) only thing that changes is their seeding. but when you change criteria for each position it now reeks of corruption and manipulating things to arrive at a pre-determined conclusion to have the matchups you want vs. what they actually would be if you just let it happen instead of forcing it.