Only Count January Bowl Games

by Brian
(Minnesota)

With all the extra Bowl games, look at bowl games in January only. It's not the best cut of good and bad Bowls, but it's simple and makes a realistic good vs. bad Bowl barometer. Also, I'm not a BcS fan, so I don't think BcS only games is as good of a measure (think playoff).




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In January, your conference's better teams are playing, so the Bowl record is reflecting how good the top of the conference is. It's great to send 10 of 12, but this shows dominance over depth.

I don't have the exact numbers, maybe that could be added? I've done it the last few years and it again shows the SEC is even more impressive!

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Jan 07, 2010
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Not Buying It.
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Impressive January SEC Bowl Wins:
Florida over Cincy. (I really wish we got to see Brian Kelly still coach this game)

Ole Miss over #19 Oklahoma State

Not Impressive:
Auburn by three over Northwestern.
I mean its Northwestern. Kafka threw 5, thats right FIVE, interceptions and Auburn only won by three.

Arkansas by three over East Carolina.
It took 4 missed EC field goals and an overtime. Wow.

Losses:
Penn State over LSU
Connecticut over South Carolina

The SEC should be thankful that they went 4-2. It should have been 2-4.

Jan 07, 2010
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SEC
by: Anonymous

The SEC and there fans are all great for college football. But, they stake claim to be the top football conference every year! but come on, 5 - 5 or 6 - 4 doesn't sell the conference as "the best" by any stretch. Its all about money, SEC propaganda and downright rigging of games was to try and guarantee two undefeated SEC teams at the end of a season and making sure the conference had its automatic bid to the National Championship Game

Jan 08, 2010
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5 bowl wins in January
by: Brian

The numbers:
SEC has 5 Bowl wins in Jan '10 (5-2) overall (6-4)
B10 has 3 Bowl wins in Jan '10 (3-2) overall (4-3)
BgEst has 2 Bowl wins in Jan '10 (2-2) overall (4-2)
ACC has 1 Bowl win in Jan '10 (1-1) overall (3-4)
B12 has 1 Bowl win in Jan '10 (1-2) overall (4-4)
P10 has 0 Bowl wins in Jan '10 (0-1) overall (2-5)

Since Jan '02 the SEC is 29-16 in January Bowl games, not a losing January since 2001!!!

May 07, 2010
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Only SEC fans...
by: Anonymous

Only an SEC fan would make a site like this... who cares... did you pay tuition to go to a conference? no, that would be a school (if you actually went to the school you support). Fans that root for a conference as a whole are the fans of the shitty teams at the bottom.... and you can twist around the facts however you want to make the SEC look good, but unfortunately it is not the power that it was a few years ago....

Jan 07, 2012
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4 more bowl wins in January 2011
by: Brian

The numbers:
SEC has 4 Bowl wins in Jan '11 (4-1)*
B10 has 3 Bowl wins in Jan '11 (0-4)*
BgEst has 2 Bowl wins in Jan '11 (1-2)
ACC has 1 Bowl win in Jan '11 (0-1)
B12 has 1 Bowl win in Jan '11 (3-1)
P10 has 0 Bowl wins in Jan '11 (1-1)

Since Jan '02 the SEC is 33-13 in January Bowl games, not a losing January since 2001!!!

* OSU/Ark Game omitted (See NCAA Rules)

Jan 22, 2012
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4 more bowl wins in January 2012
by: Brian

The numbers:
SEC has 4 Bowl wins in Jan '12 (4-2)*
B10 has 2 Bowl win in Jan '12 (2-4)
BgEst has 1 Bowl win in Jan '12 (1-1)
B12 has 1 Bowl win in Jan '12 (1-1)
PAC has 1 Bowl wins in Jan '12 (1-1)
ACC has 0 Bowl wins in Jan '12 (0-2)

Since Jan '02 the SEC is 37-15 in January Bowl games, not a losing January since 2001!!!

* Alabama beats one of its own to win the fictitious BCS Title. If LSU and 'bama would have played others the SEC could have been 5-1. It's getting tough when only the SEC can be in the final game. Isn't this enough for a playoff? A playoff would at least let some other conferences in the mix! You can thank Jim Delany and the Rose Bowl for this.

Jan 13, 2013
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5 more bowl wins in January 2013
by: Brian

The numbers:
SEC has 5 Bowl wins in Jan '13 (5-2)
B10 has 1 Bowl win in Jan '13 (1-4)
BgEst has 1 Bowl win in Jan '13 (1-1)
B12 has 1 Bowl win in Jan '13 (1-2)
PAC has 2 Bowl wins in Jan '13 (2-0)
ACC has 1 Bowl win in Jan '13 (1-0)

Since Jan '02 the SEC is 42-17 in January Bowl games, not a losing January in last 12 years

Sep 03, 2014
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4 more bowl wins in January 2014
by: Brian

Down year by SEC standards, but still a winning one.

The numbers:
SEC has 3 Bowl wins in Jan '14 (4-3)
B10 has 2 Bowl win in Jan '14 (2-3)
B12 has 1 Bowl win in Jan '14 (1-2)
PAC has 0 Bowl wins in Jan '14 (0-1)
ACC has 2 Bowl win in Jan '14 (2-0)

Since Jan '02 the SEC is 46-20 in January Bowl games, not a losing January in last 13 years.

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