I wasn't arguing about the depth of the SEC. I'm arguing about how the W/L records of them are inflated because they play 1 less conference game (this applies to all conferences besides the Pac-10 since it's the only one that plays 9 conference games) and get an additional twelve wins (if they win them all) vs. 6 wins and 6 losses. This leads to teams being ranked undeservingly. 4 games against cupcakes puts you just 2 away from bowl eligibility. It's not a secret how they get so many teams into bowl games.
Just because you are bowl eligible doesn't mean you get a bowl. The bowl selection committee takes into play the "money" factor i.e. who's fans will travel to see their teams, who will watch it on TV, etc. The Pac-10 has a whole traditionally has had problems with people going to/watching their bowl games.
From the SEC, they get in beating those teams but look with the proof I stated earlier... they as a conference have the highest winning percentage for bowl games. Last year they had 6 wins, 4 losses to the Pac-10 2 wins, 5 losses. Give the Pac-10 an additional wins in that season and they still would have lost their bowl games. If the Pac 10 was so strong, it should give them an advantage going into their bowls... but obviously it wasn't that strong as their teams lost.
As for the Pac-10 this year, they have 3 teams bowl eligible (would be 4 if USC didn't pay players) currently with the opportunity of 3 more making it; granted two are a long shot, requiring both Oregon and Arizona to get upset (those teams are Washington, Arizona St, and Oregon St). Last year, the Pac-10 got 7 teams in so obviously the factor you claimed didn't affect them then so why would it now. It's even more sad when I keep hearing how "amazing"
the Pac 10 is yet the Big lEast has 6 bowl eligible.
Quote by my teams' coach (Jimbo Fisher) when asked about "Do you like league title games":
“I wish every league had to play one. We talk about the BCS, but there are so many unfair things going on out there from different academic rules, conference rules"
Another Quote showing how a conference title means more than doing the round robin crap:
"Sometimes, it is really special," Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said. "But when you are undefeated and still have that hurdle to cross, and you look at other teams that aren't playing them and are sitting there and waiting, it isn't the best situation."
Well Bob, you will get the best situation going forward since the Big 12 most likely wont have a championship game next year. Expect a Big 12 team most likely going for a national championship each year going forward until hopefully the BCS goes away and a playoff starts (the only major sport that doesn't do a playoff).