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