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Big Ten Football vs SEC Football: The Race to Supremacy and Power
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We have been hearing it for the last five years, "The SEC is undoubtedly the nation's No. 1 conference in football." Along with that comes the argument that other teams that go undefeated in other conferences would never make it through the brash SEC schedule unscathed.

Fortunately for me, I have had the privilege of seeing both sides of the Big Ten vs SEC debate—as I was born near Ann Arbor, Mich. and have resided in middle Tennessee for the last 20 years. In my time in both states, I have learned a number of things involving the goals, traditions and futures of both conferences.

I want to discuss the myth that the SEC is light years beyond every other conference, even though they are the deepest conference and most notably discuss the growing tensions between SEC and Big Ten fans.

Let's look at some reasons why it might appear the SEC is "above" all other conferences and offer some guidance for the average football fan. 

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