So my teams surprised me this year, and will have to face each other in the ACC Championship. FSU is 10-0, with relatively easy games against Boston College and Florida to close out the regular season. Georgia Tech is 9-2, with a bye week, then a tough game against Georgia before facing FSU for the ACC.
Florida State should win out and make the playoff. I'm not sure how they'll hold up against that tougher competition once they get there. I'm guessing it will be like last year's national championship against Auburn, and so many games this year, where they fall behind early, and come from behind to try and win it. But with teams at that level, and not being quite as good as last year's squad, they might not be able to pull off the wins that way in the playoff.
I'd love to see the ACC sweep the SEC in the rivalry games next week (Florida State vs Florida, Georgia Tech vs Georgia, Louisville vs Kentucky, Clemson vs South Carolina). I'm also cheering for upsets in the SEC rivalry games (Auburn vs Alabama, Ole Miss vs Miss State). I'd laugh if every SEC team ends up with at least 2 losses this year, and the playoff committee has to figure out what to do with them.
Once again, the 4 team playoff is only a very slight improvement over the BCS. It's still subject to opinions, and leaves out teams who have good reason to honestly believe they deserve a shot. The best solution would be a 16 team playoff with EVERY conference champion (even the minor conferences), plus wild cards. An 8 team playoff with the champs from the "Power 5" conferences plus 3 wild cards would be an improvement, too. But we're probably locked into the current system for at least a decade before fan discontent finally forces another change, like it did with the BCS.