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Further Proof SEC Football Is Tops In Ncaa  
User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1690 times:

Not to rub salt in the wounds of those who believe that SEC football ranks anywhere but the best.....Sports Illustrated's October 16 issue contains some statistics about the SEC (refering to page 62 of the issue):

1) The SEC has the highest winning percentage in non-conference games in 2006: SEC-.788, Big East-.778, Big Ten-.737, Pac-10-.704, Big 12-.688, ACC-.676.

2) The SEC has the highest attendance of the six major conferences, along with the highest average attendance, as well as the highest percentage of seats filled in games.....although the Big Ten has three of the four largest stadiums. BTW, the SEC has led in attendance for the last.....26 years running.

3) Of the top 11 schools for putting players who are currently playing in the NFL, the SEC has five of those schools: Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, LSU, and Auburn.

Interesting stats to say the least, but for those of us down here in SEC country.....we're not surprised in the least.

Tom at MSY


"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
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User currently offlineFlyVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1313 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1682 times:

Quoting Tom in NO (Thread starter):
Interesting stats to say the least, but for those of us down here in SEC country.....we're not surprised in the least.

Exactly, not surprised!

Go Gators!



Sometimes I go about in pity for myself and all the while a great wind carries me across the sky.
User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1680 times:

Quoting Tom in NO (Thread starter):
Not to rub salt in the wounds of those who believe that SEC football ranks anywhere but the best..

Not a real surpise, and for the most part SEC football is also enjoyable to watch. (but please tape the mouth of the Auburn coach shut i.e. an SEC school can't win the national championship) But winning percentage alone doesn't make a power conference, can't believe they would rank the Big East #2 who teams play such powerhouses as Citadel, Howard, Middle Tennessee, not to say they don't have a couple of good teams like Louisville. The ranking on the Big 12 didn't shock me either. One other note as a Pac-10 guy everyone should be aware that when the NCAA added the extra game the Pac-10 just added another conference game, and the teams didn't schedule another soft team like some other schools did.


User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5391 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1668 times:

Definitely not a surprise to my garnet and black-loving self either. For the people who poor-mouth the SEC, the constant refrain is our dearth of national champions the past few years. Well let's look at it this way - the SEC East is, without a doubt, the toughest division in college football. Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida are all established top-tier programs and my alma mater, South Carolina, is, knock on wood, rebuilding to the point where we can hang with the big boys. The SEC West, meanwhile, is any team's game every week. Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, and LSU are all consistently talented enough to give each other trouble.

My point? Those teams have to play each other each year. Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida are ALWAYS going to have at least 2 tough games against ranked teams. The West is wild enough that high-ranked teams can get knocked off by unranked teams (see: Auburn vs. Arkansas this season). By the time you then get to the SEC Championship, odds of an SEC team being ranked #1 or #2 become really slim. You don't see that in most other major conferences - the only conference, I think, who comes close to the SEC in terms of being tough from the top to the bottom is the Big Ten, and even that is debtable due to the fact that fewer teams in the conference are consistently competitive.



South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1663 times:

Quoting Garnetpalmetto (Reply 3):
, the constant refrain is our dearth of national champions the past few years.

Excuse me didn't LSU win the national championship in 2003 and Tennessee in 1998 and Florida 1996. Sounds like the SEC wins their share.


User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

Quoting Tom in NO (Thread starter):
BTW, the SEC has led in attendance for the last.....26 years running.

You should, given the piss poor pro football teams you have!  duck 


User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5391 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

Quoting AirCop (Reply 4):
Excuse me didn't LSU win the national championship in 2003 and Tennessee in 1998 and Florida 1996. Sounds like the SEC wins their share.

Keep in mind though that the sports media has a "what have you done for me lately" mentality. Not only is 2003 considered ancient history to most sports reporters, but there was a fair bit of controversy behind the national championship that year, with the AP choosing Southern Cal as their national champ while the Coaches Poll went with LSU.



South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
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