Originally Posted by chiefzilla1501
Conference champions are objective tiebreakers. They either are decided by a championship game to decide the winner, or they are based on
Even if you have an opinion about whether Alabama is better than Notre Dame, you will never know because they don't play the same schedule. The SEC championship game on the other hand... you basically have a National League and an American league, and they battle it out in the SEC championship game to determine the conference winner. It is a fair qualifier and if you don't pass that qualifier, it is outrageous that you'd be considered for a national championship game.
Within a conference, it's objective. When you then compare winning your conferences vs not winning your conference between teams from different conferences - it's no longer an objective measure for the reasons you state in your previous post.