You know one thing that isn’t convenient about the College Football Playoff? The cost. USC fans need to buy an airfare to Dallas, get a hotel and buy a game ticket. That is about $1,000 if you stay in a hotel for one night. And not many are going for one night.
If USC went to the Fiesta Bowl, it would have been a fairly reasonable bowl trip with an airfare to Phoenix. In an ordinary year, USC would be playing Ohio State in the Rose Bowl. But this is no ordinary year with Georgia and Oklahoma playing in Pasadena.