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What teams has the SEC beaten to deserve this reputation?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by poindexter, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Please explain why the SEC is so powerful that Alabama had a good shot to make the BCS title game with one loss… and now the only one loss team in the discussion is LSU.

    I don’t get why everyone genuflects for the SEC. The conference has a 8-4 record against BCS conference teams. Penn State, Duke, Texas A&M, Clemson, UNC, WVU, Louisville, and South Florida.


    What’s the signature win for the conference? WVU? Clemson? Texas A&M?

    Who has this conference beaten?

    I am only going by current season results, and I don’t see why this is the only conference that gets a pass with 1-loss teams still in the title mix.

    SEC Wins
    San Jose St
    Penn St
    Tennessee Tech
    Texas AM
    Memphis (2)
    Alcorn State
    Fresno State
    La-Lafayette (2)
    Arkansas State
    North Carolina
    McNeese State
    Tennessee Martin
    W. Kentucky
    Charleston Southern
    E. Michigan
    Idaho State
    Southern Miss
    Miami Oh
    South Florida

    SEC Losses
    Jacksonville State
  2. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Don't talk logic with SEC sycophants. It only confuses them.
  3. mb

    mb Active Member

    And people say we recycle relationship threads.

    /And if you want to argue with the folks that have moved LSU up in the rankings, you'll be arguing with the computers
    //And, no, LSU doesn't have any business playing for a national title

    --SEC fanboy
  4. Poin, you're not the only one wondering about this. I keep hearing all the talking heads about how the Boise States and TCUs of the world could not possibly compete on a weekly basis with the mighty SEC.

    But what if none of the teams in the SEC are that good this year? So what if Auburn beats everyone else in the league if no one else in the league is any good to begin with.

    Just look at the SEC East. There is not one elite team in the bunch this year. But sure enough, people want to point to a team's ability to beat Florida, Georgia and South Carolina as some sort of gold standard, because hey, they are in the SEC, so they are the best of the best.

    Are those teams still better than who Boise State or TCU face on their schedule each week? Probably. But this year, that gap is much smaller than these ill-informed talking heads would have us realize.
  5. mb

    mb Active Member

    Any anti-TCU (and Boise State, for that matter) argument begins and ends with the following question: How many ranked teams have the Frogs (/Broncos) beaten?

    The interesting question, IMO, is what would happen with a 1-loss Oregon or Auburn?
  6. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    By my count, which could be wrong, SEC record against other BCS conference teams in 8-4. Not bad, but I'll bet its not the best record of the BCS conferences.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    If TCU or Boise don't break into the title game this season, it will never happen.
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    The SEC's rep comes from years of domination. It's well-earned. Does it give its members an unfair advantage when it comes to BCS tiebreakers and voters? Absolutely.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    The best answer to the question posed by the thread is each other.
  10. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    The Frogs have the most impressive win of the season. Beating Utah, AT Utah, the way they did was an absolute statement.
  11. mb

    mb Active Member

    Really? The same Utah that has played a grand total of one ranked team (TCU)? Unlelss you're willing to give them Pittsburgh, which was ranked No. 15 when they played them the first week of the season ... and needed overtime to beat them.
  12. king cranium maximus IV

    king cranium maximus IV Active Member

    The current crop of SEC programs started to take shape in 2005, when Urban Meyer came to Florida, Spurrier came to South Carolina, and Les Miles took over for Saban at LSU. Since then...

    2005 SEC Champion: Georgia, didn't win BCS title
    2006 SEC Champion: Florida, won BCS title
    2007 SEC Champion: LSU, won BCS title
    2008 SEC Champion: Florida, won BCS title
    2009 SEC Champion: Alabama, won BCS title

    In other words: Rings, baby.

    This year, the conference is weaker than it's been since 2005, but it's at least heavy at the top (Auburn).
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