Stanford and Oregon are great examples of doing well with guys who fit your system on offense. They both do really well when you adjust for tempo, but both run systems that are relatively uncommon. Oregon goes at a speed very few teams match and Stanford is doing something similar to Wisconsin, but very rare.
It's hard to equate tempo with winning. There are only a couple of teams that consistently run at high tempo and they haven't had the talent level that LSU or Alabama have had. There are a lot of ways to win, but it's usually the best players with a coach who develops them well that wins the most.