SEC Dominance Caps Another College Football Season

Christopher Williams@@6thCLagniappeCorrespondent IJanuary 9, 2009

My last post was on Dec. 7, 2008, and since then I have been pretty busy. Several of you were probably wondering why I did not take the chance to post about Alabama’s embarrassing loss to Utah, but I figured it was already hard enough for Bama fans to swallow.

Despite South Carolina and Alabama, the SEC proved that it is the dominant conference in College Football. This statement will always create controversy, but the SEC is 5-0 in BCS Championship games, which is all someone needs to know when discussing which conference is better.

Take a look at the record by conference.

SEC: 5-0

Big 12: 2-4

Pac-10: 1-1

ACC, Big East, and Big Ten: 1-2

You can tell me that in any given year this conference had that record and this conference only won this many games, but the fact of it is the only bowl game that matters is the National Championship game.

Don’t get me wrong, bowl games are important for a program, and when a team has a down year, sometimes a bowl game win gives a program momentum heading into the next season, but the only thing people remember in the long run is who won the National Championship. Do you hear fans running around bragging because they won the Independence Bowl?

So what to look for in 2009? Although many of you will think I am being biased, look for LSU to be in the National Championship mix in 2009. Am I going crazy? Well, all the Tigers needed was more definition at the quarterback position and a few corrections on defense, and it appears this is work in progress.

In the future I will do a prediction post for the 2009 season, but the only prediction I will give right now is that the SEC championship in 2009 will be a battle between LSU and Florida. Mark my words.

For those of you who missed me, I am back, but with the season over I don’t have too much to write about. It is also possible I might be writing for another site in 2009, but I will keep everyone updated.

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