The past month I've entered this zen-like state where I really don't care what happens to these other teams. Usually I would be hyperventilating tonight, but I've come to the conclusion that if we get into the NCG, I'm going to be simply fortunate as a fan.
Otherwise, the best case scenario outside of that is we go undefeated, find ourselves in a BCS bowl with a highly regarded Top 5 team (an SEC opponent would be nice) and we kick the crap out of them. And then next season I can have a heart attack when we have those close games against inferior opponents.
I think all things are cyclical and I really believe the SEC reached its peak last year. Alabama truly hasn't played all that good competition and they might sleepwalk through the NCG. We'll see the PAC-12 emerge as the elite conference in the next few years and the B1G probably climbing out of the hole its in.