Very interesting post from Scott Albrecht here. A sample:
Of the leading contenders in the list (Alabama, USC, Oklahoma, Florida St, Georgia), Florida St has by far the best path to the MNC. Both Alabama and Georgia would significantly improve their chances in Florida St’s schedule. Georgia would also be significantly better off in USC’s or Oklahoma’s schedule (or even Michigan St’s schedule). So, the argument that Georgia is ranked high because they have a relatively nice path this season is a bunch of bunk (even if they do have a pretty nice schedule compared to the rest of the SEC).
On the flip side, pity poor Ole Miss. In any event, playing an SEC schedule means something. Any SEC schedule.