An recruiting edge --- which considering how the engine is set up and other restrictions in the game --- is a huge advantage.
List of Elites by BSC Conference:
Big East --- None, in this case WIS was ahead of the curve compared with RL
Big Ten --- Michigan, Ohio State, Notre Dame, and Pediphile State
SEC --- Alabama, LSU, Tennesse
Big 12 --- Nebraska, Texas, and Oklahoma
PAC 12 --- USC
ACC --- Miami and Florida State