The Big 10 always seems to get negative press about their record in Bowl games the last few years compared with the SEC but no one ever comments about the level of competition they play. Once again all 5 Big 10 ranked teams are playing someone ranked ahead of them.
It would be interesting to see how the level of competition among ranked teams works out between the Big 10 and the SEC the last few years. I think if the Big10 office was smarter than they are they would arrange the bowl schedule so that their teams plays competition inferior (or at least more equal) to themselves a little more often.
It would certainly help with the perception that SEC football is far superior to Big 10.