Why records don't tell the real stories about these college football bowl teams

Who has the most to prove in bowl season? (3:00)

ESPN.com's Ed Aschoff joins The Paul Finebaum Show to examine SEC teams that need a bowl game victory. (3:00)

They ain't played nobody!

It's a rallying cry throughout college football, usually followed by different pronunciations of Paul Finebaum's first name.

Not all records are created equal in this sport. Some teams fatten up on empty calories, while others build lean muscle mass.

This season, there are 19 teams with six wins, seven with seven wins, 21 with eight wins and 15 with nine wins. Some of the more misleading schedules come from teams barely achieving bowl eligibility. On the flip side, there are 8-4 or 9-3 teams validated by the gantlets they endured.

Here's a closer look at several of them, and what their schedules really mean before the games resume Dec. 17.