Certainly the right teams made it this year. Too bad ND couldn't put up a better fight, they were big overachievers this year. I think the offensive game plan, and Kelly's interview after the first half showed that he never really thought they could hang with Alabama.
No reason to think Oregon would have been any better though. They only time they played a really good defense they scored just 14 points and lost. Alabama's D is better than Stanford. And they never would have stopped Alabama's running game.
I thought Kansas State was considered a sound football team, and they couldn't stop Oregon. You are probably right that Alabama would have beaten anyone last night, but Notre Dame's vaunted defense (Te'o for Heisman? Really?) never showed up.