Condoleezza Rice (left) and the rest of the College Football Playoff selection committee would be hard-pressed to choose between No. 4 Michigan State and No. 5 Stanford if the new postseason system was in place this year. (DANI VERNON/StanfordPhoto.com)
STANFORD, CA – October 1, 2011: Stanford football game against UCLA on October 1, 2011 in Stanford, California. Stanford won 45-19.