Can't compare the NFL to college, and BTW, I prefer the NFL. The SEC is king because they get the best players, best players = best teams. Ohio State is comparable to an SEC team, except they get to play an incredibly advantaged schedule annually, Clemson enjoyed this as well a few years back. SEC is a grinder year after year. I really don't know why so many have a difficult time with this. Cincinnati had a monumental great season this year, got matched up with good but young and not dominant Alabama team and got destroyed. Giving non power 5 schools a spot in the playoffs is a joke. Cinderella doesn't play football, it can happen in basketball because of the lesser number of players.Yes 100%. Conference Championships matter. If you are one of the two best teams, being seeded 6th still gives you a path to the Championship. The love-fest with the SEC is what is killing the sport. There's a reason the NFL is king and it's not because the same 5 teams dominate year after year.
BTW, the NFL is built for parity. This is the best of the best with a salary cap, free agency and the draft. There is no such thing in college.