Good stuff. You're a little biased... but, you make some great points. Even in your comparisons the Pac10 typically ranked #2... so why is it they're so disrespected by the press and in the polls?
Really... Alabama's Mark Ingram deserved the Heisman over Stanford's Toby Gerhart? The Division 1 leader in rushing yards, TDs, and points scored - while playing on an 8-5 team. Receives the Doak Walker (best running back), Jim Brown (top running back), and Archie Griffin (MVP) awards, but loses the Heisman (best college football player) to another running back?
Any team that goes through a major conference (SEC, Pac10, Big 10/12) undefeated has accomplished something remarkable. Even only one conference loss is amazing. However, the Pac10 constantly gets "pounded" unfairly for losing one conference game. Doesn't conference parity count for anything outside the SEC.
How far would a stunningly amazing Oregon Duck team fall in the polls with a loss, but Alabama gets handled by So Carolina and they don't fall out of the Top 10? How many times have I heard, "a one-loss Alabama should deserve a BCS title shot before an undefeated BSU," this past week?
If Michigan State "wins out" in the Big10, you want to bet they finish behind a one-loss Alabama, Auburn, or LSU?
And, please explain to everyone how Oklahoma is ranked above Oregon in the BCS this week? Thought maybe because they have the 3rd best rushing and #1 scoring offense in the country while allowing a mere 15 points a game... oh wait, that's Oregon!