I don't have a problem with our schedule. I don't care if we play 1-11 in the poll. It's the bull shite schedules of other teams that get to me. We get shite every year because of our tough schedule so we are rankled lower and projected to lose 3 or 4 games. Bama will play 2 ranked opponents and is predicted to go to the BCS MNCG and they are ranked #1 in all ore-season polls. Bama lost just as many players as we did and 3 of their best linemen but they are expected to not miss a beat. Why? Because their hardest games all year are against LSU and AtM.
I know some will argue just win your games and nothing else matters but as said in another thread, playing 6 or 7 ranked teams will take it's toll on your team physically and emotionally. We are even predicted to loose to OM mainly because of the schedule.
Yes, all of that, but I look at it from another angle, too.
More of a players perspective.
The point of all this is determine a champion. It is impossible to create a fair and equitable schedule for 120+ teams playing 12 games. But, you would think a conference that has won 7 straight BCSNC's could at least get their schedule in order, so that its representative was the most worthy.
Yet, LSU can win every game, go into Tuscaloosa and win, play an extra game against the best team in the East, just for the right to play Alabama again? Can you imagine playing someone in tennis at deuce, win the first point, yet they win the game by winning the second point?
College football, and this conference specifically, are calling into question the integrity of the sport, and the whole purpose of competition in general.