The Southeastern Conference’s string of six straight national titles appears in jeopardy of not continuing. But should a one-loss SEC team make the game?
During the league’s coaches teleconference this morning, Alabama coach Nick Saban didn’t say yes or no. Instead, he put forward some of his thoughts on the league and the BCS.
“We obviously have a couple of teams that are still in the Top 25 and some other teams that are in the Top 10,” he said. “I think you have to take the whole body of work that each team does, relative to the schedule and the strength of schedule. The system that we have takes those things into consideration probably some kind of way.
“Two really good teams are going to play in the SEC Championship Game. If that elevates their status, then I think they deserve to go to the game.”
As for comparing an SEC team’s chances to one from another league, as you probably know that’s not something Saban would want to do.
“I don’t really think you can make comparisons,” he said. “I’m not really in the position to make comparisons, relative to what the other teams have done. I’m just kind of focused on what our team needs to do to be successful and try to give themselves the best chance to put themselves in the position if they can to control the things that they can control, which is to try to win the games that we have to play to see what happens.”