Note: I wrote this as a comment on a blog, but I thought it justified itself as a post so here it is …
Why has no one shouted out the fact that Florida, while beating several top ranked teams, has also wins against cupcakes like UCF, West Carolina and Vanderbilt!!
UCF: 4-8, West Carolina: 2-10, Vandebilt: 4-8
I think if Florida had played some real opposition in those three games, they may not have managed to win against those “tough” SEC opponents.
And the other “strong” SEC team, LSU played, among others, Tulane, Fresno State, Mississippi State and Mississippi. Tulane had 4 wins, Mississippi State had 3 wins, Fresno State had 4 wins, Ole Miss had 4 wins!
It is quite sad that everyone is getting washed under this Florida and SEC hype and voting Florida #2 just because they do not want to see Michigan at #2. The SEC was NOT strong this year.
USC on the other hand had opponents with at least 6 wins (except Stanford), most of the opponents being ranked in the top 25 at some point in the season.
Is a two-loss USC which played quality opponents better than a one-loss Florida which played cupcakes?