All other things being equal, a conference champ should play for the national championship before a conference runner-up.
As much as it pains me to say it, Florida should play Ohio State for the MNC.
“Why can’t we win it all? We’re playing as well as anyone in college football right now. We won the best conference in college football. Yeah, we’re confident, but we know it starts with one game. If we win that one, we get another.”– Dominick Sanders, First and 10, Saturday Down South, 12/13/17