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Is the SEC the best conference in college football?

matt cobbContributor IDecember 20, 2016

The question has been argued for years, is the SEC the best conference in college football? Let’s take a look back at the last 2 years. 2006, the Ohio State Buckeyes make it to the National Championship and get embarrassed by the Florida Gators. 2007, the Ohio State Buckeyes make it to the National Championship and get embarrassed by the LSU Tigers, coincidence? If I recall correctly LSU claimed the title in 2005 as well, I seem to see a pattern emerging here. Many Auburn fans would say that the 2004 season was stolen from them by USC, that will be argued for years still. But wait, there’s more. Who were the 2003 National Champs? Let me think a second, Oh yeah! LSU! Then you have Tennessee in 1998, the point is, look at the facts people! In the last 10 years the SEC has taken the title 5 times! That’s a big deal for those out there who are disbelievers. 2008 has new challenges to come for the SEC, but with South Carolina and Vanderbilt already rolling over opponents the outlook is good. The first big test of the 2008 SEC football season will see LSU taking on an Appalachian State team who, as we all remembered embarrassed Michigan at the Big house 1 year ago. Another test will be NO.24 Alabama visiting NO.9 Clemson at Death Valley, Clemson was dealt a loss last year to Auburn in the Chik-fil-a bowl in Atlanta. The scores and records tell the tale, the SEC is the best conference in college football by a long shot.  I'm not saying that an SEC team can’t lose to an opposing team in another conference but I am saying that the last few years have been good to the SEC seeing 2 National titles in 3 years and the season this year has started strong for the SEC. Watch out, the SEC is for real and here to stay.



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