ACC Versus SEC: Which Conference Is Better?

Jacqueline KirbyContributor IIIDecember 1, 2009

On rivalry Sunday, ACC Division Champions Clemson and Georgia Tech both lost to their SEC rivals. 

Clemson (8-4) lost to a 7-5 South Carolina Gamecocks team for the third time in 13 years. 

The 10-2 Georgia Tech lost to the 7-5 Georgia Bulldogs.  Georgia has had the upper hand on that rivalry for the better part of this decade.

The question is who has better football, ACC or SEC?  If two non-champion teams from the SEC defeat the two Division Champion teams from the ACC, the answer seems pretty clear. 

Each conference has strengths and weaknesses, but I think the ACC is much better known as a basketball conference. When you look at the AP Top 25 teams, the ACC has four teams in the Top 25 while the SEC only has three teams.

So then which championship game will be more entertaining?  People from either side can argue that their conference is better.

Kathleen Rogers, a recent graduate of the University South Carolina, says that the SEC is the better conference because they have a much tougher schedule than the ACC and the level of play is more intense.

I think she has a good point, and most people would agree, but this is a problem that will probably never get a real answer.

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