Tuesday, January 8, 2008
College Football Post-Mortem
Well, it's official. We once again have a college football national champion, and once again, the winner is the SEC champion after a romp over OSU (sorry Ben and Danny, but it's true). This should prove, yet again, that the SEC is the toughest conference in football (along with the fact that 9 of the 12 SEC teams played in bowls, and 7 of them won). It should also help bolster my contention (which I've held since the pre-season) that my USC Gamecocks played the toughest schedule in the country this year. We were actually the 10th bowl-eligible SEC squad, but all the league tie-in games were taken up by the other 9. And, for the record, we actually played LSU tighter (12 pts) than Ohio State did. Notice I'm not saying, at least not out loud, that a 6-6 SEC team is better than the Big 10 champion. We can't use the transitive property of college football that way (or else App. State could beat Florida, etc.) But when your team finishes the season at .500, you start looking for moral victories. Too bad that Georgia and Florida both look to be top 10 teams again next year, and Tennessee and Kentucky won't exactly be bad, either. So it's not like our road gets any easier. Unless of course, we jump to an easier conference... which could be ANY of them. Are there any ACC teams out there that would like to trade their cupcake schedule with us? Please?