Originally Posted by Travelin
If the SEC doesn't go to a 9 game schedule it will immediately hurt the leagues chances at getting a team in the Play-off. Not to mention two. Pac-12, Big 12 and big 10 will be playing a nine game schedule and you can bet the selection committee will hold that against SEC teams.
Also, the lost revenue of a ninth game by the SEC Network.
If this is really the case, then the NCAA should extend season's by one game at least.