There's a proverb that states, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”
Tonight, as the initial BCS standings were released, these words once again rang true. Just as the five previous BCS rankings ended, the SEC will once again stand atop the final BCS rankings.
It's no longer a question of if an SEC team will stand atop the BCS rankings, it's a question of which team will stand atop of the college football world. Not only has an SEC team won the BCS national championship each of the past five seasons, but four separate schools have contributed to the streak.
During this impressive five-year streak, the Pac-10, Big 12 and Big Ten have all made it to the BCS championship game, and the three conferences have been defeated each time. Chances are it would had been six out of seven seasons had an undefeated Auburn team not been left out in 2004.
The SEC’s domination is no longer in doubt. The question is now: why are they so dominant?