Originally Posted by Chairman_LMAO
No, just OUT OF CONFERENCE schedule. Because scheduling Notre Dame when they sucked makes you a manly school if it happens that ND is on a kinda sorta upswing where people can justify overrating them at the time you actually play. Ditto scheduling Ohio State if you're... oh, let's say a Big 12 school.
See, those 1 or 2 "elective" games are the ones that count. The ones they MAKE you play in conference don't count, even if they're 4 top 10 teams and all on the road. Or even if it's a state rivalry (FL/FL St.) that you play every year and it just so happens that they have a down year. See, that's why Florida is a bunch of wusses for "scheduling" Fl St. this year.
It's all about the OUT of conference schedule. I mean, that's what the Big 12 and Pac 10 people always say (wonder why?) so it must be true.
Your argument would hold water if the SEC teams were anywhere near as good as SEC homers like to pretend they are.