The SEC has produced the past six national champions. That stat alone is mind-blowing.
That means we haven't seen another team from a different conference win a national championship since Texas took out USC in 2005.
Let that sink in for a moment and understand that the SEC has become the Yankees of college football. You either love them or you hate them, and there is no middle ground.
SEC fans are chomping at the bit to make this season their seventh straight year of dominance, and those opposed to their dominance desperately want to see them fall on the biggest stage.
Nobody wants to see a national championship like Oregon vs. Kansas State. Where's the intrigue? Where's the extra factor that gets all fans excited about the game? A national championship with two non-SEC teams is like a title fight without the true champion defending his belt.
The best possible scenario for an intriguing national championship is without a doubt, a matchup between an SEC power and a foreign contender. That's it.
Nothing else would feel right. For those opposed to the SEC's dominance, it would be nice to see their reign come to an end with no possible continuity in sight, but no way would it be as fun. These people want to see their hated SEC fall on the biggest stage possible.
As for SEC fans, they'll most likely boycott the national championship and that's no fun either. Without an SEC power versus a foreign contender, the national championship will lack that extra hook that gets everyone excited for the title game, regardless of their allegiance.
Take last season's national championship for example. There was absolutely no chance of the SEC's dominance coming to an end, and it was one of the lowest-rated title games in the history of college football.
People want to either see the SEC's reign of terror continue or come to a crashing halt on the biggest stage possible.
Anything less will be a disappointment and a less-than-compelling national championship for the second straight year.