Originally posted by TX9R:
A few points. As a big12 fan I have no problem admitting SEC is by far the best conference. The big 12 has been second for a while. I can admit that. SEC doesn't have to schedule great OOC conference games because almost every conf game is difficult. Pac10...not so much.
I'm not sure I buy the "every game is difficult" in the SEC. Take last year as an example. There were two elite SEC teams (Florida and Alabama). Ole Miss and Georgie were good but hardly spectacular, and there was a number of awful teams - LSU, the other USC, Auburn, Tennessee, etc. I think the SEC benefits from (a) the OOC schedule puffing up their teams and (b) the strength of their elite teams (they have won 3 BCS titles in a row between two teams, but for some reason the SEC claims that it has won 3 BCS titles in a row - not the case. Florida have LSU have won 3 in a row, that's all.)
I'm not really arguing with you; if I ranked the conferences, it would be:
2. Big 12
4-6. Big 10, ACC, Big East in some order
But my point is that I think the myths surrounding how great the SEC is are exaggerated. It's the best conference in college football, but only barely.