TCU, BYU and Utah have proven they have the best, most stable programs.
They have superior recruiting, metered consistency, best coaching and conditioning, and displayed a greater will to produce wins and titles.
Is it that obvious? Yes.
But do the other guys have a chance? Of course.
Despite the media vote Tuesday that established the favorites — TCU, BYU and Utah, in that order of finish — it isn't a huge reach that another team could win the title.