Honestly, yes, the SEC championship pretty much IS a prerequisite to go to the BCS championship. It's sent a team there for seven straight seasons.
So did the SEC championship game winner not make it to the BCS game last year?
You can whine all you want to, but it took an unprecedented perfect storm of these "better SoS" teams losing to teams teams they shouldn't have to allow Alabama a chance into the game. Also it's absurd that people can still make a claim that we didn't belong there after beating the unanimous #1 team 21-0.
Like somebody else said first, we're just enjoying the ride while it lasts. This is not a thread for defending championships, this is for putting their proximity to eachother in historical context.