WHy does USC deserve it over LSU? They are ranked below LSU. LSU beat a higher ranked team today. ANd they are both conference champs. I agree, I think you should win your conference to get in to the championship game. But I cant fathom at all how you can possibly argue VT over LSU. USC you can argue, but I cant see how in the world they will jump LSU when LSU beat a higher ranked team today, and was ranked higher going into the day. And Im not arguing Georgia. Im just pointing out that Nebraska has been in the title game without winning their conference, so it isnt mandatory to win your conference.