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Old 04-17-2019, 01:27 PM
 
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The last non-Bama SEC team to win a championship was Auburn 9 years ago. What does Auburn's title nearly a decade ago have to do with the relative strength of each conference at the time this thread was created?

So? That's chiefly because Alabama has the greatest coach of all time. Two years ago, two SEC teams played in the championship. Basically, it boils down to this. Put the #1 in the SEC against the #1 in any other conference (By the way, congrats to Clemson), the #2 against the #2, and so on, straight down the line. Sure, teams will beat SEC teams in those kinds of matchups. But overall, SEC wins 65-75% of those games.

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Old 04-21-2019, 10:48 AM
 
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Nine of the last 12 national championships have been won by an SEC team.
Better check that again. It's eight of the last 12, and just two of the last six.
 
Old 04-23-2019, 06:54 AM
 
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The SEC is still overrated - due to the ESPiN hype. There’s Bama then all the rest that are no better than any other conference.
 
Old 04-25-2019, 12:44 PM
 
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So? That's chiefly because Alabama has the greatest coach of all time. Two years ago, two SEC teams played in the championship. Basically, it boils down to this. Put the #1 in the SEC against the #1 in any other conference (By the way, congrats to Clemson), the #2 against the #2, and so on, straight down the line. Sure, teams will beat SEC teams in those kinds of matchups. But overall, SEC wins 65-75% of those games.
The SEC has turned in losing bowl records the past two seasons.
 
Old 04-30-2019, 07:41 AM
 
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The SEC has turned in losing bowl records the past two seasons.

Well, 6-6 isn't exactly a losing bowl record.
 
Old 05-05-2019, 09:11 AM
 
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Not exactly setting the world on fire though.
 
Old 05-07-2019, 07:33 AM
 
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The SEC is the best conference, and it's not even close now that the East is reviving itself a bit. Just a look at the Sagarin ratings if you want an objective measure. But so what?

In the last decade or so in which the SEC has been the best conference pretty much every year, there have been some years in which the SEC East was worse than any other Power 5 division or conference, yet the strength of the West was enough to make the SEC the strongest conference overall. These are really just facts. Yes, the SEC gets a ton of hype, and a lot of people do overrate it, but that doesn't mean it's not the best conference. It's just the best conference by a smaller margin than the hype machine would have you believe.

And the fact that it's the best conference does not mean that its champion is the best team, as Ohio State and Clemson have demonstrated in three of the five playoffs.
 
Old 05-07-2019, 09:02 AM
 
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The SEC is Bama and all the rest. Otherwise it is just another conference.
Not everyone believes the ESPiN hype.
If they would cease playing so many OOC FCS cupcakes and manipulating their November schedules, maybe they could be taken seriously.
 
Old 05-07-2019, 12:46 PM
 
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The ESPN hype is irrelevant. The results on the field say the SEC has been the best conference in recent years, in general, although I'm now looking back at numbers that indicate this was not true in 2017.
 
Old 05-11-2019, 05:37 PM
 
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I don't think the SEC plays enough P5 teams outside of the conference to have evidence that it is the best conference.

It seems like it if is truly that good, Alabama wouldn't be picked to win it every year. There would be a revolving number of teams winning it.

Last year, all of the conferences were weak.
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