Big Ten Football is Second Tier?
You say the Big Ten second tier such as Wisconsin is not as good as the SEC? Then tell me wise one why Wisconsin has beaten the SEC teams the last two times?
Wise One's Reply Hi, TB. I guess I'm the "wise one" you refer to.
Look, I don't denigrate Big Ten football. In fact, I think I say over and over that Big Ten football is great. In fact, it is second only to the SEC. That's pretty darn good.
But, top to bottom -- there's just no comparison. The SEC is much better. Just look at their overall bowl appearances, bowl records, head to head match ups, players in the NFL, it goes on and on. The SEC is #1. This site just documents that.
As for Wisconsin beating SEC teams. You are right. They've won some close games over the SEC. That's great. In fact, The Big Ten won a couple close games last year over the SEC (i.e. Penn State over Tennessee).
But, overall -- Florida one the game that matter most -- against Ohio State -- by a lot. And, overall, the SEC had more teams in bowl games and more wins than any other conference last year.
And they do that nearly every year.
This year, I think the SEC may SMASH every all time bowl record and have 11 teams qualify for Bowl games.
Sorry, TB, the Big Ten is indeed a great football conference. But, compared to the SEC -- it is, indeed, second tier.