While some people are whining that Congress "doesn't have the time for this," I couldn't be happier about it. A House subcommittee has approved the advancement of a bill that would forbid college football from marketing anything as a "national championship" if there isn't a playoff. Some against the bill say there are "more pressing matters," but this is the same arguement we hear about them not repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell and DOMA. They all have plenty of time for days off they promised they wouldn't take, so let them walk and chew gum at the same time.
Barack Obama's already on record saying he wants a college football playoff system. And the number of Congressmen representing schools that get screwed every year outweighs the number of schools that are on the inside (i.e., preseason Top 10).
The role of the government is to do for the people what they can't do for themselves. Clearly, the powers that be in college football cannot do the right and just thing and create a playoff system, so it is right and just that Congress would do it for them. I can't think of a better way for the government to exercise its role.