I agree, a rematch is boring as hell, especially when those two teams just played, and it's even dumber when the number one priority in seeding teams is avoiding that mismatch, but ultimately I blame the other 63 Power Five football programs for not being able to put together three teams not named Alabama or Georgia to compete in the playoffs. It's not Kirby Smart's fault that Georgia plays in the same conference as Bama. Put them in any of the other four conference and they're 13-0 with a point differential of 250. Maybe they drop a game in the Big Ten. They run the table with ease in the other three. Either way they are in the playoff and nobody is complaining. The other way to alleviate this problem is expansion. But even then, we just get to see blowouts. We get blowouts with some regularity now, with only four playoff teams. The next ten out are other than Ohio State are nowhere close to the top 3. Frankly I think we are going have to see some sort of salary cap-like solution if we want anything approaching parity in this sport going forward.
No but it is their fault for losing the last game of the year. As much as I hate saying this (I hate Alabama) it's really unfair to force Alabama to beat Georgia again for the NC. We can't assume the SEC is that much more stronger than the Big Ten or the other Power 5 conferences, perhaps those schools are just as good but they beat each other up. If the SEC really is all that then let's just crown their conference championship game the national champ.
But of course we don't want to see this happen, we are all going to watch these playoffs hoping to see one of these other schools knock the $EC out. My formula cuts right through that, put all the conference champs in the playoffs in the Power 4 plus 1 from the rest. We don't need a huge 8/16 team playoff scenario to crown a NC, the current system is working but just needs a tweak. My system of advancing the conference champion would actually expand the playoffs since the conference championships would basically wind up being quarterfinal games.