But even with the current playoff system in place, questions still linger about who truly deserved to be in the playoffs.
The first half did not appear to go as planned for the Crimson Tide, as they were held scoreless for just the third time since 2007 under head coach Nick Saban.
"I think I left a new standard", Bellamy said.
After Alabama kicker Andy Pappanastos missed a 36-yard field goal that would have won it for the Tide (13-1) in the final seconds of regulation, Georgia (13-2) took the lead with a 51-yard field goal from Rodrigo Blankenship in overtime.
Tagovailoa told SB Nation Recruiting last year that his decision to play for Alabama was solely based on the team's focus on God. The first was a dubious offside penalty docked against the Bulldogs on a punt block, one that if ignored would have given Georgia possession on the doorstep of Alabama's end zone ahead 13-0.
With a new coaching staff leading the Bulldogs into this fall, it will be interesting to see how they look at the quarterback spot.
"I think everybody can see that Georgia's going to be a force to be reckoned with", coach Kirby Smart said after his second season ended. Granted, pay does tend to correlate with the success of these coaches' units, but not always. I enjoy the relationships that you have on a team.
Scott Frost recently spoke for a large contingent of fans when he recommended an expanded playoff.
For the past month, the younger Pruitt served dual roles as the Volunteers' boss and Alabama's defensive coordinator. Wisconsins Jonathan Taylor, who ran for nearly 2,000 yards as a freshman, could easily surpass that in 2018. Georgia had stopped Hurts completely in the first half.
Alabama has won its fifth national championship since 2009 by outlasting SEC-rival Georgia in overtime. "I just stuck to that plan".
In an eight-team format, Wisconsin and Ohio State wouldn't have had to complain about not getting in the playoff. That roster ranking didn't seem to bother Harris much on the grandest of stages.
Later, as they were leaving the restaurant, Sabin's friend asked him was there any problem because of a long phone call.
If Fitzpatrick and safety Ronnie Harrison turn pro, that means the entire starting secondary is gone, along with All-America linebacker Rashaan Evans and center Bradley Bozeman besides the underclassmen.
The Buckeyes fell just short of reaching the CFP for the third time in four seasons, but they finished with a five-game win streak, including a 24-7 victory over USC in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.
I kept thinking - praying - that somehow Georgia could get to that three-score plateau which seemed like it would be enough to put Alabama far enough behind to win it for UGA. "It was a very hard-earned national championship".
As usual, Saban sounded ready to get back to the business of pursuing another. So, is Trump any crazier or mentally unstable than any of the rest of us?
The only thing missing from all this narrative is actual evidence of wrong-doing, or even evil intentions, of which we are promised will be revealed in the next big thing, coming soon.
"I've been part of a team since I was 9 years old".
While it would take a while to take a formal poll of each Alabama player, Fromm and the Bulldogs definitely impressed Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban. Then, he did this.