One of the most discussed topic in college football is which conference is theconference. Friends are lost, violence common, and in reality we cannot track accurately which conference is the best. If you try a poll, everyone thinks that the conference their team plays in is the dominate conference, and stats cannot help either, and I will explain why in a moment.
They say the hardest person to be honest with is yourself, and this is more true in college football than in any other subject, except maybe fishing. We will inflate stats in a heartbeat to get our team "over", and since no one follows any team except their own, you cannot prove them wrong either.
So lets be honest with ourselves: only the SEC and Big 12 can make the final cut, and the SEC easily goes over the top. So how did I come to that conclusion? I didn't use stats, because both of these conferences beat each other up so much that woulds drag them down. So while the SEC may have a Vanderbilt that has a .50 record, they could hang with or beat any other team in any other league except the top team.
While we are being honest, think about this: what other two leagues have more than one or two dominate teams who could legitimately win a championship in any other conference? Remember we are being honest with ourselves, so go look again.
So the Big 12 has Oklahoma, OK State, Texas, and Texas Tech. Some would group Missouri in there as well, so for the sake of fairness we will also.
But the SEC has 12 teams that are capable of winning in any other league. While Vandy and Kentucky used to be the laughing stock of the league, even they can hang with anyone. Remember how Kentucky almost knocked Bama out of contention last year?
Feel free to look in any other league and tell me which one is full of contenders? You cannot find one. That is unfortunate for two reasons: 1. You have the same teams winning titles every year with all others in the league basically homecoming games, and 2. The SEC hurts itself by beating the hell out of each other allowing more undeserving teams move up in the BCS.
I mean sure, it wouldn't be fair to have all the BCS bowls full of SEC teams, with the Big 12 champion thrown in (the real champion, not the team thats just thrown in like OK has been for the last 5 or so years) since they are the closest football has to offer to the SEC.
So, for the sake of "my team", I kinda wished the SEC would soften up, but again I really like having competitive games every week to watch. It must be boring for USC, Oklahoma, or Ohio State to have only one or two legitimate challenges every year, but man I am not sure I can live through another SEC year like this last one, and this year seems to be even better.
I am not being "cocky" or rude here, but you have to admit that the SEC dominates college football. Now all of you Big 12 acolytes, quit howling so loud, when you get a championship game instead of a popularity contest to crown your champion, you will be a little closer. Until then, just be happy that at least you can compete...well, at least until a championship game.