Here's a thing.
If your argument is that two teams contending for one spot in the college football playoffs have essentially the same record, except that one team played better opponents because they were in a better conference, then you have invalidated your initial argument.
If your argument is that it's not your team's fault that they played in a weak football conference and they could only play the teams they were scheduled, then you are automatically disqualified from dismissing that argument when it is used to support the candidacy of mid-major schools for NCAA basketball tournament spots. It is called intellectual consistency, people. Learn it, live it, love it.