As for no battles between BCS schools, I can tell you that EVERY season in Tark, I am battling another BCS school (or two) for the top recruits. In fact, I'm in a battle with Mississippi State for a recruit right now that I've dropped over 70K on (I'm not worried about posting the dollar amount because the battle is nearly over. Win or lose, it's still over 70K). How's that for no battles?
Every year at Duke, I was battling either UNC or W. Virginia or S. Carolina or Pitt or, well you get the picture. To say that there are no battles at the high end of D1 is not only ridiculous, it's flat out wrong. There may not be as many as you'd like, but that's because coaches that have gotten to that level generally know when to hold 'em and know when to fold 'em. No sense staying in a battle you can't win, so as soon as the losing coach realizes he's beaten, he usually cuts bait and runs. It ain't rocket science and it ain't small minded.