- One of these teams played a tougher schedule than the other as based on the cumulative winning percentage of their opponents
- One of these teams best win was in South Bend by 26 points while the others best win was by 13 points at home over LSU
- One of these teams lost on the road to the #1 team in the nation by three points while the other lost by 10 points on the road to 2 loss Auburn
- One of these teams only had 2 games decided by 7 or fewer points while the other had 7 games decided by 7 or fewer points
- One of these teams had a coach that refused to bitch and moan about what his team deserved, while the other had a coach that cried like a little girl.
- One of these teams was far better against their one common opponent (Vanderbilt) than the other
But alas, it was all for nothing. Instead, we get to watch Ohio State beat up on an inferior Florida team that is no real threat to them and Michigan gets to work on their tan in Pasadena for the 3rd time in 4 years.
But imagine what could have been if people had voted for who they thought was best, instead of what game they wanted to see. (HT MGoBlog)
George Lapides, a Memphis sports radio talk host, said he believed Florida would lose to Michigan if the teams were to play. But he jumped the Gators from No. 4 to No. 2, past the Wolverines, after Florida beat Arkansas.
“I liked the idea of a conference champion playing a conference champion,” he said. “I think that’s more appealing than a rematch. I think you try to pick something as appealing as possible.”