Unfortunately, taking a loss late in the season is much worse than taking one early on. You don't get bumped down in the rankings until you lose and then you have to wait for someone ahead of you to lose before you move up.
Looking at what has happened, I think LSU has the best shot at winning the whole thing.
Don't downplay WV though. They are good, really good. Maryland is not a great team but they did beat Rutgers and Boston College...even gave Florida State a good run for the money on Saturday but WV absolutely beat the snot out of the Terps....and as scenarios start to play out, I see LSU and WV in the Championship.
I still think LSU has the best chances of taking the entire championship this year since they do have the best team in the country regardless of the one loss.
"The farther we go, the more the ultimate explanation recedes from us, and all we have left is faith."