Originally Posted by Canadian Speed
Not so much as you would like to have people believe. The fact of the matter is that when an SEC team drops a game, it's to a top 10-15 team... When others drop games, they drop them to scrubs or teams that everyone knows shouldn't be rated in the first place.
Completely false. Losses to unranked teams in 2007 and 2008 didn't keep the SEC out. In 2007, two losses to unranked scrubs didn't keep them out. LSU shouldn't have even been smelling the top two. For that matter, I don't believe Ohio State belonged either. Last year, Alabama lost to LSU, but were given a rematch. There was nothing but crying from the south when talks of a rematch came up in previous years.
It's typical SEC bias. I can make a strong argument for another team nearly every year of the BCS era, and the homers are more than happy to continue claiming these "championships". When you have teams like Florida, LSU and South Carolina being ridiculously over ranked, it's easy to say the SEC plays a tougher schedule, or that their losses are somehow better. It's also completely ignorant to use that as justification. "Well their loss looks better, than that loss". A win is a win, and a loss is a loss.
What would have happened if Stanford had lost to UCLA and Oregon won the conference? Oregon/Stanford would have been very similar to Bama/A&M, yet Bama would still go based on nothing more than bias. That's the problem with the current system. It leaves much to be desired. 2014, we don't have these same issues. Different issues maybe, but it's a start.