Originally Posted by Chip R
I see what you're saying and you have a point. However, all those SEC games do is set up a championship game where you could have an undefeated team and if they just happen to lose that championship game by a fluke, they can't play for the BCS championship. It almost makes the regular season meaningless.
Your point is quite valid but it desn't make the regular season any less compelling because SEC teams have to fight and claw just to get to the Championship game. Your point would make sense if there was an undefeated team in the West and an undefeated team in the East. That gets us back to the Big Ten again. Let's say it was split into a North (with Mich) and a South (with OSU), then you'd be right. The regular season means little.
So the issue is competition w/i the conference. Not how it's setup.