No True Scotsman all over the place. It's a moving target when they want to hit OSU.
"You shouldn't count the win streak from last year" -- Will gladly mention the SEC streak of championships and Alabama's recent history in general.
OSU wins big -- "It was bad competition!"
OSU eeks one out -- "See, they're TERRIBLE!"
A team loses (specifically after Oregon lost) - "Well, they weren't playing Oregon football, so we'll have to work this out somehow."
The SOS argument - despite OSU being right up there near anyone who's not in the Pac -12, even being ahead of FSU and the formerly beloved Baylor (in most), they get no love -- rather, other's get no hate. Not to mention FSU's win against Clemson still looks "good" despite Clemson being inflated by a relatively terrible Georgia team. The SEC is also being dominated by two middle-of-the-road Big 12 schools (I mean, they're contending immediately in this "almighty super awesome mega conference of amazomg FOOOOTBAWWWW!!!") Which goes to show that, hmm, maybe the strength always was a bit of truth coupled with a rather large amount of the chips falling in the right places followed by a self-perpetuating cycle. The SOS is simply an argument that may have been true in recent years but, really, this is the year where that rhetoric isn't valid, which is sweet.
I'm sure there are other moving targets here, but if anyone is trying that, it's best to simply ignore them because if they're starting with No True Scotsman, they're going to keep that up.
**I accidentally a thought