bbqit, on 21 June 2014 - 06:16 AM, said:
that's right cocky, those that complain about our 8 game load are the ones with the weaker schedule. playing more conference games helps the teams at the top but hurts the middle of the pack and lower tier teams. playing somebody outside your conference from one of the whining conferences is great for comparison of conferences.
Agreed. And playing more in conference games will only add to the loss column for SEC teams, because more often than not we win OOC games. So the SEC team who wins the 9th game still has as many wins as if they had scheduled on OOC matchup in that spot, but the SEC team they beat probably finishes with a loss they wouldn't have had if they could've scheduled an OOC matchup. Now, I'm not saying schedule cupcakes...so yes there will be some losses from OOC games, but it won't be a guaranteed loss to add to the pool like it would be if there is an extra conference game.