I know we should be happy with 12-0 followed by 12-2, and I agree that those are seasons that 95% of the college football world would love. But heading into the new playoff format this team will be much better of if they can turn into a 12-1 type team who beats big opponents like some of our upcoming OOCs and drops a game that they shouldn't to what people view as an inferior team.
Take the '98 team for instance. That team lost a game they never should have. But if you put them in a championship game with anyone that year I would have had about 100 times more confidence in them than I would have this team at 13-0 on a 25 game win streak. I guess my point is that it's not all about the record. What this team accomplished the last two seasons was great, but to view them a great or elite team might not really be correct. Not bashing, just my two cents.