Re: Debating a team's strengths and weaknesses
I think it's more complicated than you're making it out to be. You also forgot to include Special teams. It's the one thing that has kept USC out of the SECCG the past 2 years. I also think that some of those teams listed aren't bad overall, but that their strength overshadows the so called weakness.
BAMA for instance if I had to rate them 1-5 for O/D/ST 1 being bad, 5 being great. I would give them a 4/5/4. They had a solid O, great D, and had a ST that was consistent.