How soon they forget.
In 2006, it looked like Ohio State and Michigan would meet a for second time in the Bowl Championship Series title game. The Wolverines had lost only one game, by three points, to the top-ranked and undefeated Buckeyes at Columbus.
So who made the biggest stink? That's right, the Southeastern Conference, led by Florida president Bernie Machen, whose team was No. 3 in the BCS standings and had just defeated Arkansas in the SEC title game.
"If they don't vote for us after tonight, we need a new system," he said.
The lobbying worked, as Florida got support from enough voters to inch past Michigan for a shot against the Buckeyes.
How soon SEC fans forget. But as one wise person put it last week, no league shapes arguments and sways opinions like the SEC. How else can one explain a fraudulent Arkansas rising to No. 3 in the BCS?