quote: The big 12 only played everyone in conference this year.
yep and that means 5 more loses for the conference.
With 14 the SEC can't play everyone, but if they did, you would not have 6 teams at 10-2. Add one more cross division game and you have 7 more SEC loses. Good chance a couple of those are by the 2 loss teams.
A&M was building something special in the last few years.. it only was able to materialize this season because the team was very experienced (particularly on the lines) and because of the emergence of JFF. It definitely helped to have Sumlin as a coach as well.. all those late-game collapses in previous years have been taken care of.