SEC pads their numbers
The only thing the above numbers show, is how dillusional SEC fans, administrators, and the conference as whole truly is.
What the numbers don't show is that year in and year out, the SEC schedules the easiest 4 game out of conference schedule than anyone else.
Secondly, the SEC "powerhouses" generally schedule their cupcakes at the end of hte season, when all of the other conferences are beating each other up and moving down in the polls, the SEC conference teams move up in the polls EVERY YEAR at the end of the year, because teams like Alabama play Chattanooga kindergartners at the end of the season.
This is why the SEC always has more teams ranked in the top 25 at the end of the year. They pretty much guarantee themselves 4 wins at the end of the year when the rankings matter the most. So the bottom line is this, yes even though you have the largest conference and you cover more states, you get more teams into bowl games every year because all you have to do, is win 2 conference games and you are in a bowl game.
My next point of contention, is the fact that the SEC "powerhouses" play a minimum of 7 home games every year (the number is usually 8 but I am giving you a break here). If Oregon played 8 home games a year, they would be in a major bowl game each and every year. The SEC conference is a punk conference because they choose not to play anyone substantial.
Occasionally you will get a team to play a BCS conference team, but for the most part, you beat up on the weakest of hte weak....so congratulations.
The NCAA needs to make it mandatory that if you are in an automatically qualifying conference, that your OOC games are against automatic qualifying conferences. If that happens, watch the end results to the mighty SEC bowl and head-to-head scorecard.