Unfortunately, I work near a Florida State fan and he decided to pick an argument with me regarding Non-Conference Strength of Schedule considering he really doesn't have anything else to argue in light of FSU's recent past. He sent me this link http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/story/12022376 and decided to berate Florida and Alabama due to their lack of playing a tough non-conference schedule.
My argument is to drop this whole notion of "non-conference" schedule and just worry about the schedule as a whole. Alabama played 6 ranked teams last season, and other than Clemson and Utah, they were all SEC teams. Should we discredit the games against Georgia, Ole Miss, LSU, and Florida since they were conference games? Absolutely not! Some of you may dissagree with me, but I beleive there is a difference between playing in the ACC and the SEC. If you play in the ACC or Big East , you may need a strong nonconference schedule. Here in the SEC, the conference alone will allow you to play the best teams in the nation. I call to end this non-conference schedule strength b.s. All conferences ARE NOT equal.