I think going to the NCG game in back to back years and being beaten by the best of the SEC doesn't help the situation.
I think there is a bias towards the SEC, but if you objectively think about it, it's well deserved. An SEC team has won 80% of the NCGs the past 10 years.
Which conference or team is even close to their caliber? Over the past few years, USC has gone away, Oregon is the best team in the country except if they go against a team that can run the ball and play defense, Stanford has been good, but not GREAT, Texas has gone off the map, Oklahoma hasn't be relevant in a long time, Florida State just came out of the Bowden end of the career slump...........and then when you look at the Big Ten, you get Wisconsin who keep losing rose bowls, Penn State is recovering from turmoil, TTUN hasn't been good for over 10 years now, and Ohio State, as I mentioned above, is coming off back to back NCG loses 5 years afo and a tumultuous time of its own.
Best we can do is keep winning and when we get into big games/bowls, just win! Next year there will be no excuses, we will be top 3, and our destiny will be in our own hands.
Lets keep the streak alive and go bucks!
*SEC dominance = LSU, Auburn, Alabama, Florida (historically) and now Texas A&M. Rest of SEC is no better than our bottom dwellers.