SEC is Overrated

by Greg Lippert

The Southeastern Conference is probably the most overrated football conference. It is the Notre Dame of football conferences.

For instance, last year 4 sec teams started in the top 10: LSU, Georgia, Florida, and Auburn. By the end of the year only two remained in the top 12: Florida and Alabama.

In comparison the Big 12 doesn't have the East or West coast biases and many teams go under the radar until about halfway through the season. Texas, Texas Tech, and Oklahoma were title contenders the whole season.

The Big XII conference is also much more fun to watch with the high powered offenses. With the exception of Florida, I almost fell asleep watching the SEC games on CBS last year.

The big 12 is also dominant in basketball. As we saw last year the SEC was horribly embarrassed come tourney time. Only one ranked team, no teams in the sweet 16. Again with the exception of Florida, no teams have made a significant impact in the tournament in recent memory. The big 12 on a rebuilding year was better than the SEC last year.

Some mid-major conferences even did better than the SEC in basketball.

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Dec 06, 2010
your logic is flawed...
by: grimace

Of course the SEC will have teams fall out of the top 10... They start playing each other. Look at Alabama this year, they have lost three games.. To a number 1 rated team, a number 5 rated team and a 19 rated team... All from the SEC. Most experts agree that the SEC is the toughest football conference.

Jan 15, 2012
Of course the SEC is over rated
by: Anonymous

Of course the SEC is over rated. Year in and Year out they get their butt kicked in the bowl games. The problem is east coast & ESPN bias. However, it is quite fun to watch them get beat in all of the bowl games, then listen to them try and explain why.

Nov 18, 2012
by: Anonymous

TAMU's Big 12 style offense shows that when exceuted correctly it will beat even the "best" defenses. Its clear that the SEC isnt great.bama, lsu, and florida are the only ones to do anything.

Btw, where was bama before 2009? yea, they were in mediocreville. As long as the SEC gets more teams in the top 10 in preseason they will continue to be portrayed as the "best".part of this is bias and ppart of it is the broken BCS system.

I will change my mind when i see SEC teams fight their way to the top like the other conferences. This year it is very clear that lsu and alabama were overrated in the preseason.

Fun fact: Texas record against the SEC is 127-59-7 \m/ hook em

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