This conclusion can confidently be made after everything was said, played, tallied and done.
The only school outside the six automatic-qualifier leagues to place a team in the final top 25 was independent Notre Dame (No. 20).
The SEC (7-3) and Pac 12 (6-3) also dominated the bowls, winning 13 of the 35 games, despite neither league winning a BCS game. The SEC lost the championship game and Sugar Bowl, while the Pac 12 lost the Rose Bowl.
The ACC was 5-6 in bowls, including Florida State’s title-game win, followed by the Big 12 (3-3), Big Ten (2-5) and AAC (2-3).
The only league that failed to win a bowl was the Mid American, which finished 0-5.
The final Sagarin Ratings also support the SEC and Pac 12 being the best two leagues. Sagarin is one of six computer polls used in the BCS standings.
Sagarin rates the top four divisions in college football as the SEC West, Pac 12 North, Pac 12 South and SEC East. The Big 12 (which has no divisions) was fifth, followed by the Big Ten Legends, ACC Coastal and Big Ten Leaders.
In fact, every BCS computer index rated the SEC and Pac 12 first and second except Richard Billingsly, which had it SEC, Big 12, Pac 12.