Right, but you don't know until the game is played. At least giving every team a path to a title is fair, even if it never happens, you could still say that it's possible. I will say though, being a fan of a team in a smaller conference really gives you more perspective on what is a good season. When winning a division or conference and getting a bowl bid is the goal, it makes the season more enjoyable than if the only goal is to win a national championship. That's why I'm more relaxed about rooting for UT as a secondary team. I'm happy if they could compete for first in the SEC East and play in a fairly prestigious bowl. Whereas the majority of UT fans have very unrealistic expectations.