Arkansas apologized to Virginia Tech on Sunday for an error in coach Bret Bielema's final Amway Coaches Poll ballot that left off the ACC runner-up.
Reuben Foster became the fourth Alabama player to win the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker of the season.
The committee focused on picking the four best teams, even if the result -- including Ohio State but not Penn State -- seemed as inconsistent as the sport itself.
This season's College Football Playoff National Championship will be played Jan. 9 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
When Ohio State and Clemson meet in the College Football Playoff semifinal, it will be a battle of highly motivated teams with star quarterbacks.
Washington carries the hopes of an entire conference into its seminfinal playoff game against Alabama, which is seeking its second straight title.