bama, this year, probably wouldn't. they were that good. but i bet LSU has trouble against a good defensive team in near freezing temps. if the sec had to play in minnesota or wisconsin, or michigan in november... there would be a noticeable difference in records. the sec can have all the bcs bullcrap they want. the rest of the country is tired of it too. hence the lack of viewers. and it's not haters. they're in each other's pockets. that's why the big 10 and pac 12 are now working together. they'll now put each other on tv from Pennsylvania to California on a regular basis. the money they will be making will dwarf anything that sec currently has going. you'll see the sec and some other conference do the same thing quite soon.
my initial point though is sec get to, by virtue of geographical location to no fault of their own, play bowl games in their back yard against teams who travel anywhere from 1000-3000 miles away, for the most part, and call them neutral field.
i get it... people south of kentucky are afraid of cold weather.