The Big Ten will not inch out of the SEC's shadow in 2013.
No siree, the SEC will, once again, trump the prestigious conference. Let's take a look at the scorecards from 2012 season, shall we?
The Big Ten went 2-5 in bowl games (1-2 against the SEC), while the SEC went 5-3, including another national championship win (its seventh consecutive).
The SEC showcased a Heisman winner, something the Big Ten hasn't done since Troy Smith won in 2006. Four SEC players have held the trophy since. And in the 2013 NFL draft, the SEC had a record-shattering 63 players drafted versus the Big Ten's 22. That's nearly three times as much for those who struggle with math.
Granted, it was a down year in the Big Ten, so improvement is expected. Still, the Big Ten will be inferior to the SEC, and this is why.