Tops and similar set ups by different names certainly give lotto state schools an advantage when talking about fielding consistently good ball teams..that's really not disputable. Is it one of the main factors for success? Absolutely not.
It basically allows School A (lotto school) to offer sweeter deals to more players than school B (non lotto). You can cast a wider net and stand a better shot in recruiting with working for you and not against you
So does it give lsu an advantage over auburn, bama, ole miss, msu on a consistent basis? Yes. An advantage over uga and Florida? No
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