That's a good article all the way through. I don't understand what he means by saying strength is cyclical. I do agree that every conference has had an off year here or there, but cyclical doesn't make sense. It's not like a changing of the season's or anything. Cyclical would mean that it was predictable and that ain't the case. (Unless he means predicting that the SEC will always be the best )
yeah, i agree that "cyclical" wasn't the most appropriate term the author could have used. one of the responders also made this point. in fact, he recommended the word "mutable." but yeah, like you said, if it were cyclical it would be able to be predicted, and most of us know that very little about college football can be predicted.