In the NFC the Philadelphia Eagles will play the Arizona Cardinals. The Eagles were 9-6-1(the tie coming against the 4-11-1 Cincinnati Bengals) and the Cardinals were 9-7. A team that wins 9 games in a 16 game season is not a good team. It is a team that has reached the upper levels of mediocrity.
There are a lot of problems with how college football decides its champions but following pro sports and allowing a team that is slightly better then mediocre a shot at the championship is not the way to go.