Originally Posted by JoeJoeBrown
You are smoking some serious crack if you think 4-5 sec teams could win the Pac12 every year. It's hard to take you seriously after reading that ridiculous statement. The SEC East champ lost to freaking Boise State at home this season.
You need to recalibrate your fitbawl meter.
At the national level, I am not a fan of no defense football, so I understand the lack of Pac-12 respect, but that is just silly.
Statements like yours are why there needs to be a playoff, maybe or maybe not one that takes winners of conferences, but one that is at least 8 strong, preferably 16.
Every other division of college football does this, so I don't see why it's a big deal wrt a time commitment. D3 has a 32 team playoff. D2 is 24. FCS is 20.
Those schools play a few less regular season games, but you just have to go back to an 11 game schedule and all is good.
Georgia isn't good. They played one of the weakest SEC schedules in the past 50 years. They didn't have to face LSU, Bama, or Arkansas from the West. Their 10-2 record in the SEC was misleading, and LSU showed them why. Hell, South Carolina showed them why.
Michigan St. won their conference last year in a 3 way split. Alabama finished 4th or 5th in the SEC and blew them out 49-7. The only reason it was that close was due to Bama playing 3rd stringers in the second half.
The 5th best team in the SEC this year (South Carolina) completely dismantled the ACC Champion (Clemson).
LSU has already blown out the Pac-10 Champion and Big-East Champion.
The "win your conference" argument is totally irrelevant because all conferences aren't equal, and until all conferences are playing a conference championship game, it's that much more irrelevant.
Winning your conference will never be part of the equation in a playoff format or the BCS for one reason. Notre Dame.