By now, most college fans heard the tall tale about the mighty, mighty SEC. It's a common trope in American media with many benefits.
One such example: If two teams are tied at 10 midway through the fourth quarter, it's never because the offenses are inept; it's always because the smashmouth defense of both teams.
Another example: Much is made about "strength of schedule" this time of year, and this buzzphrase is never used to question an SEC team, but only to laud it. After all, if an upset occurs it's because of how deep and tough the conference is—gotta be ready every week in the SEC!—and not because the higher-ranked team was overrated.
You get the point.
And despite the fact the latest CFP rankings have yet to drop, Ohio State WR Mike Thomas is already lobbying against Alabama.
Now, one might say, "Well, what teams' rankings the week they played Alabama!" But they'd be falling into Thomas' okie doke.
If those teams were ranked at the time that's even worse so don't mention that...— Mike Thomas (@Cantguardmike) November 30, 2015
Never am I a hater, salty, or whatever else y'all want to call me. It's called copy and paste. Try it it's easy... pic.twitter.com/EgdOsABaSg— Mike Thomas (@Cantguardmike) November 30, 2015
Easy to see why Thomas feels this way, but it still makes you think.