So what are the "quality" wins for your top two conferences? Because I am quite sure we can find a "preponderance of evidence" to show that they are no more quality than the SEC wins. This is really a moot debate, because you are stating opinions as fact. But it is clear that you will never see it that way.
So you win.....SEC sucks....yay PAC 10....or whoever you think is better.
SEC doesn't suck. They just aren't the best conference right now.
And of course that is just my opinion. And reasonable minds can disagree. But the opinion is based on the fact
that the SEC didn't perform well against weak opponents like the Sun Belt and Louisiana Tech and doesn't have a great non-conference schedule to really judge them on otherwise.
Someone said earlier that it doesn't matter if they are top heavy. All that matters is the top teams. Well I contend it was a lot easier to go undefeated in the SEC this year than it would have been to go undefeated in the Big 12.
Lets be honest. Auburn was garbage. Tennessee was garbage. Kentucky was garbage. Arkansas was garbage. MIzzou was pretty bad. Miss State was average at best. Ole Miss was average at best. Vandy was decent and is on the rise but had a very favorable schedule and no quality wins.
So that is over half the conference that is average at best and mostly garbage.
That leaves Bama, Florida, Cocks, LSU, Georgia and A&M as the only good teams in the conference. But wait, they don't all have to play each other.
Bama didn't play Florida, Georgia, or the Cocks in the regular season this year.
So let's be real about this. Bama played only 2 regular season games they had any legit shot of losing this year (LSU and A&M) and they lost one of em.
When I look at the Big 12, every week is tough.
Kansas sucks. Iowa State is pretty bad or average at best.
After that everyone is pretty damn good. KSU, Oklahoma, Baylor, OK State, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech, and WVU.
If I am not mistaken everyone of those teams spent time in the top 25. WVU slid at the end of the year, but they were 2 points away from having 9 wins on the season.
So my point is this. Bama only played two games that they even had a shot of losing all regular season. In the Big 12 you have 9 conference games and 7 of them are very losable and against real quality opponents.
I don't necessarily think the Big 12 is a better conference because their top teams are the best, it is because it is the deepest conference in all of CFB. Yet I do think their top teams are pretty darn good
Anyway, will stop the conversation there. This whole debate will become pointless after a playoff goes into effect.
As Vandy continues to rise, and Auburn and Arkansas get back on track in addition to A&M with Sumlin, Manziel and their HUGE recruiting class (I think they have 35 commits or something ridiculous like that) I have no doubt the SEC will be the best conference again in the very near future. But these last two seasons they have been down. IMO lol.