The reason that SEC teams pwned Ohio State in both the 2007 and 2008 National Championship games, and were 7-2 in bowl games in 2007-08. Also the primary reason that pansy Big 10 and Pac 10 schools refuse to agree to a playoff system.
SEC fan: "What happened to Ohio State? I thought they were supposed to be the #1 team in the country? Guess they just couldn't handle that SEC SPEED!!!"
OSU fan: "But the Big 10 used to win a bunch of bowl games back in the 1940's, so that somehow applies to the present. WAAAAH!!!"