The AAC champ is good enough to include in an 8-team playoff especially to play a P5 who didn't win their conference.
Sorry, Alabama, there are only 4 spots in the current playoff. Two P6 [see what I did there?] Champs are already left out so the committee should not take a team that was 2nd or 3rd in their conference.
That being said:
1. I think Alabama has an argument that they are one of the four best teams but their elite cartel created this current system that has shut out most from participating so they SHOULD be left out.
2. I WANT Alabama to be included along with the SEC, ACC and Big XII. For real change, we need the B10 and/or SEC to be left out of the CFP. Pac12, Big XII and ACC carry no weight with the big boys.