The final regular-season College Football Playoff ranking confirmed one thing: that most of the drama about this season's playoff field has already been drained.
Tuesday's ranking release basically laid out the template for the four-team playoff: Clemson, Alabama, Oklahoma and the Big Ten championship game winner, Michigan State or Iowa, are headed toward semifinal matchups on New Year's Eve in the Orange and Cotton bowls.
Oklahoma, despite its loss to Texas early in the season, is a lock because the Sooners are finished playing. The Big 12 is the only power conference that does not have a title game.
Clemson retained the top spot this week in spite of a lackluster win...