NYT: L.S.U. Makes Case for Top Seed in Playoff With SEC Win

"When time finally, or maybe mercifully, expired on Saturday night, L.S.U. had won, 37-10, its ambitions freshly enhanced and unchecked. The last lingering mysteries about its playoff prospects will be settled on Sunday, when its seeding and opponent for a semifinal game later this month will be announced.

"And although Burrow must wait until next weekend to learn whether he won college football’s most prestigious personal prize, he effectively converted the season’s SEC finale into the kind of stat-padding star turn that can compel voters to complete their ballots before bedtime — if they still had any late-season doubts about the award’s leading contender."

- Alan Binder in the New York Times