It's all a conspiracy.
Georgia and Alabama are both set to play for the SEC Championship game. Neither of them had to play one of the big 3 teams from the other Conference...(USC, GA, FL in East and AL, LSU, ATM in the West). Thus, they only really each played two tough games all year.
As the SEC teams beat each other down during the regular season it can be argued that the Conference powers that be predetermined who would be playing in the championship game by setting this schedule up last year.
The SEC for canceled the scheduled Baa/UGA game this year. It was the biggest bunch of bull shite I had seen until the SEC came out with Bama's 2013 cross divisional opponents.