College Football 2011: 5 Reasons Why the SEC Is the Best Conference

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College Football 2011: 5 Reasons Why the SEC Is the Best Conference
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The Southeastern Conference is the best conference in the BCS and it isn’t even debatable.

Holders of five straight BCS championships and a 7-0 record since its inception in 1999, the SEC has dominated all other conferences in the game that matters most.

But why?

The popular aphorism “Speed Earns Championships” has been bandied about in recent years as a possible explanation. Never was it more prominent than when LSU was gearing up for the 2007 championship game against Ohio State. Could the Buckeyes keep up with the Tigers’ dominating speed?

I don’t doubt that LSU was a faster team than the Buckeyes, or that the SEC is the fastest conference in the nation, but that isn’t to say that speed does in fact earn championships. The Oakland Raiders have been playing football for the past 40 years with that credo in mind. Their past decade of putrid football should be more than enough evidence to dismiss the idea that speed is the most important statistic in determining who wins and who loses.

With that in mind, what exactly does make the SEC the best conference in the country?

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