If LSU proved anything last week in New Orleans, it was this: If you navigated through the Southeastern Conference this year and won the championship, you were going to be ready for anything.
And so the Tigers capped off an outstanding season for the SEC by slamming Ohio State 38-24. It was the seventh bowl win for the SEC and confirmed what almost all college football fans suspected before the three-week bowl season -- the SEC was king in 2007.
The better question is, Which league was second best? Now that the bowls have been played and we've had the most significant non-conference action since early September, it is easier to evaluate the next five BCS conferences. I've added to the criteria used