Everybody else is pretty ordinary this year too, as evidenced by Miami, VaTech, and GaTech having some major slips in the ACC, The Big12 being utterly dominated by Texas (OU, OSU, and TT all embarrassed in some way or another, mostly in non-conference play), The Big Te(leve)n weaker than usual (My Buckeyes couldn't even beat a weak USC team), the Pac 10 could have ended in a 6 way tie of 2-loss teams as of 2 weeks left in the season, and the Big East is , well, the Big East. This is why there are 3 minor-conference undefeateds... because the FBS conferences were so weak this year, they could not win their non-conf. games. The SEC is what it always is... a very Top-heavy conference whose best 2 or three teams are consistently in the top 5 in the country. Most years, I would say the depth in the Big12 or Big10 exceeds that of the SEC ... there were many years I would bet the farm on a Wisconsin, MSU, Iowa, Purdue or Illinois team against an Ole Miss, Miss. State, Arkansas, or South Car. And While we have NWU and Indiana as throw-aways, the SEC boasts UK, Vandy... but I can't argue with the fact that the top two teams (UF, LSU) and the rotating #3 (UGA, Auburn,UT) in the SEC have proven themselves to be the best in college football repeatedly, by winning 5 out of 11 BCS championships, while the only other conference that has more than one is the Big 12. Meanwhile, the Big 12 and Big 10 combine for 3 wins and 6 losses during that period (if you can count, that means a big 10 or 12 team was in all but the first 2 BCS championship games - UT vs FSU and VTech vs. FSU ). The SEC wonks love to say they are "faster"... I submit they play a faster style of football b/c they don't play in November in OH and MI... but if you stack players 40 scores, you'll see they are quite similar... I would love to see a playoff system that brings the SEC up north every now and then... and bring back some parity. The FSU vs FLA game Saturday, Demps who is a world class athelete, who is argueably one of the fastest guys in college football almost got ran down by a linebacker from FSU, that guy was quick, surprised me.