Here’s a video from ESPN.com discussing the difference between SEC and Pac-10 scheduling:
Ted Miller of ESPN.com makes a key point that by playing a round-robin, 9-game conference schedule, the Pac-10 assures itself of five extra losses per year spread out over the league’s teams. Instead of getting an easy win by scheduling an extra cream puff as the SEC or Big 12 teams tend to do, Pac-10 teams must play one more legit BCS-league opponent.
It seems to me that as far as scheduling goes, this negatively distorts the Pac-10’s value as a league when compared to other leagues. And it hearkens back to my long-held point that scheduling reform is needed in college football.