tard...they'd beat LSU
No, no they wouldn't. See, LSU knows how to win games like that. A field position game with poor redzone offense? Les would feast on that.
While I don't know about 7th, Notre Dame would clearly have issues trying to go 10-2 or better in this conference. UGA, Bama, LSU, Florida- in a bowl, all would scald them. You don't quite get the talent difference until you see it matched up.
See tonight's game? That was a shell of USC's former self. Limited depth, and with a first-time starter at QB. Terrible coaching- poorly coached in terms of just being ready for the season, and absolutely atrocious in-game coaching. And yet, they hung.
SEC big 4- a lot more depth, comparable to better talent across the board (save Fla on offense, but their run game makes up for it), and far better coaching. I'd expect a comfortable final margin for any of the SEC teams in that matchup.