Can somebody explain Chris Low’s point here?
The cannibalistic nature of the league caught up with it last season, even though Auburn survived an early-season loss to LSU to work its way back up the BCS standings and into the national title game.
Is he saying that Auburn lost to FSU because the SEC was so tough last season? Otherwise, it doesn’t make any sense. And even that point seems a little shaky to me. The SEC’s been tougher in several recent seasons than its 2013 version, with its conference winner going on to win the title game in those years.
Only reason I ask is that I don’t see the conference being any easier this season, even in the face of the league-wide drop off we’re likely to see at the quarterback position. So is Low predicting another national title goose egg? Given that the postseason field is expanding to four, I would think the SEC’s odds of winning another title game are better than ever.