In fairness to the Stanford - Oregon game, our kicker cost us 6 points, and a missed De'Anthony Thomas block early in the game cost us 7. We could have scored 24 ish at least, but we made mistakes and Stanford played very, very well. It was also a poorly called game from Chip Kelly, as he kept going right at Stanford's strengths. What's always missed about that game is the fact that the Oregon defense (banged up as it was) more than held their own, holding Stanford to 14 points in regulation. Florida's offense is pretty bad, so I'd think our defense would be OK. Case in point, Oregon State had the 14th ranked rush defense in the country and hadn't allowed 200 rush yards in a game all year. We ran for 430 on them, on the road, and totally dominated their defense. Oregon has issues with coming up big in the big game. It's the one real issue I have with Chip Kelly as a coach. He's never lost a game to a team that finished the season unranked, but Oregon tends to make mistakes and bad decisions in really big games that can cost us (Ohio State 2009, Auburn 2010, LSU 2011, USC 2011, Stanford 2012) A 16 team playoff is ridiculous, imo. The regular season games wouldn't be as meaningful because 3 losses could still get you into a playoff. The reason everyone loves March Madness is the reason no one cares about the NCAA regular season. 12 losses? NBD, you can still get in, and if you get hot, you could make a run. As for the strength of the SEC, it's a top heavy league. The bottom 8 teams in that league are WINLESS against the top 6. The issue with the SEC is that they play 4 OOC games and only 8 conference games, so almost every SEC team is guaranteed 3-4 wins OOC (Chattanooga State, anyone?), and then they can beat up on the also rans in the conference. Don't get me wrong, I think the SEC is the strongest conference, but I don't think it's the ninth NFL division like some people do. Texas A&M was a middle of the road big 12 team, and they have successfully come into the SEC playing a style of football that "doesn't work in the SEC". Obviously Manziel has something to do with that, but it's all a matter of perception, I think.