Big Ten and Pac 10 Dominate SEC
by ronny sendukas
(los angeles, CA)
Overall, the big 10 (AND the Pac-10) have dominated the SEC. Don't even suggest that the football tradition in the florida swamps can hold a stick to the big 10 tradition.
The critical difference, my friend, is that, unlike the SEC, every game you play is against the pride of an entire state, and anyone can beat you on any Saturday. Whereas, for example, schools like Vandy and Georgia cannot beat you on ANY saturday.
As you admit, overall, the SEC has a losing record against the Big 10 and the Pac-10 (especially lately -- Hell, a mediocre Michigan team with 4 losses beat Florida on New Year's day the same year they won their national championship. Florida plays in the Big 10 that year they have 3 losses minimum.
Most importantly, that doesn't account for the CRITICAL fact that in any Big 10 bowl matchup, the Big 10 team is a lower-ranked team that's been selected for that bowl game nonetheless because as everyone know and you even won't dispute, the Big 10 teams "travel" better than any other conference teams by a factor of about 10x better. Would you rather have 100,000 Iowa fans come to your bowl and your town, or 1,000 Auburn fans? You get the point.
Anyway, I know that USC has dominated the SEC. In fact, I can't remember them ever losing to an SEC team. If I'm wrong, i'm off maybe by a game, but it's still ridiculously lopsided.
Being a Michigan fan, I was also curious about the record of Michigan vs. SEC. It looks like we are 20-5-1 against the SEC. My 12 year old's pee wee league team could muster better than that 25% record.
Sorry to bust your bubble, but you should have been able to bust it yourself long ago. Maybe you should have gone to a good academic institution (oh, Big 10 vs. SEC?, we know you don't want to go there.)
Anyway, don't get me wrong, I think the SEC is a fine football conference, but you're screwing your own self by trying to convince yourself that you are superior, when clearly you aren't and the East Coast sportscaster idiots are finally, slowly, understanding that.