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BallHype: hype it up! Monday, December 3, 2007

ACC Big 12 Big East Big Ten Pac 10 SEC other
ACC
-
2
1
1
1
2
1
Big 12
2
-
1
2
1
2

Big East
1
1
-
0
1

2
Big Ten
1
2
0
-
1
3
1
Pac 10
1
1
1
1
-

2
SEC
2
2

3
0
-
2
other
1

2
1
2
2
6

8
8
5
8
6
9
14
Anyone remember the Big East's perfect bowl record last year? Well they play no games against the Big Ten and none against the SEC. With only 5 bowl games, 2 of which are against non-BCS competition, its no wonder they have such polished bowl records.

The Big Ten plays 3 against the SEC this year (LSU, Florida, and Tennessee), the most between any two conferences. Last year the Big Ten won 2 out of 3 matchups against the SEC and yet those hard headed fans from the South point to the Big Ten's only loss by Ohio State to Florida as their holy grail of superiority. But you'll have better luck convincing SEC fans of evolution than their non-superiority.
SEC East
Georgia
10-2
Gets the SEC at-large BCS bid without even having won the division or playing in the SEC championship game.
Tennessee
9-4
Tennessee (#1 SEC East) gets beat by #12 Cal (Pac-10) ends up playing in the SEC championship game
Florida
9-3

Kentucky
7-5

South Carolina
6-6
South Carolina (#4 SEC East) loses to Clemson (ACC #2) yet beats Kentucky (which beat LSU) and Georgia (#1 SEC East).
Vanderbilt
5-7
Vanderbilt (#6 SEC East) lost to Wake Forest (ACC #2) yet beats South Carolina and loses to Tennessee by 1.
SEC West
LSU
11-2
Loses twice when they were number 1 to Kentucky (who lost to Mississippi State) and Arkansas (who lost to Alabama)
Auburn
8-4
Auburn (#2 SEC West) gets beat at home by South Florida (Big East) and ends up beating #4 Florida
Arkansas
8-4

Mississppi St
7-5

Alabama
6-6
Alabama (#3 SEC West) loses to Florida State (ACC #4) and loses to Louisiana-Monroe (Sun Belt #3) ends up beating Tennessee that played in the SEC championship game.
Mississippi
3-9
Mississippi St (#3 SEC West) loses to West Virigina (Big East #1) yet beats Auburn, Kentucky and Alabama.

The list goes on.
People will say parity, people will say the conference is so tough teams can't get through without a loss, but what makes the SEC so much harder than any other conference, when the intersectional matchups show that teams from the SEC are losing to teams from the Big East, Pac 10 and ACC. So clamor down, we are sick of hearing about Southern speed. Take the time you rant and rave about the SEC and actually educate your student athletes. How bout that? Its time for the intersectional bowl matchups to determine the cream of the crop. There are 3 chances for the Big Ten and the SEC to duke it out and SEC fans, I know math is tough. But if you lose 2 out of 3 like last year, even if the 1 game you won was the national championship, you still aren't tougher. 2 out of 3 is over 50 percent. Get a calculator for Christmas.
posted by Nittany White Out @ 9:52 AM  
2 Comments:
  • At December 3, 2007 at 7:30 PM, Anonymous Akayak65 said…

    umm...I think LSU lost to KY. Not Auburn. They should have lost to Auburn but a brain fart leading to a terrible kick off almost put LSU in field goal range at the end of the game. Instead, they loft it into the endzone with a second left an Auburn loses.

     
  • At December 3, 2007 at 8:01 PM, Blogger Nittany White Out said…

    Mistake corrected. Must be a brain fart on my part.

     
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