Is the SEC really so Dominate?
I have been reading and listening to all the so called experts saying all year how great the SEC is and how woeful the ACC is.I for one am not buying it.
I'll make my point with just a couple of stats.Just take a look at the records:
SEC has 8 out of its 12 teams bowl eligable.
IN:Alabama 12-0,Florida 11-1,Georgia 9-3,Mississippi 8-4,LSU 7-5,South Carolina 7-5,Vanderbilt 6-6,and Kentucky 6-6.
Outside looking in:Auburn 5-7,Tennessee 5-7,Arkansas 5-7,and Mississippi State 4-8.
ACC has 10 of its 12 eligable.
IN:Boston College 9-3,Georgia Tech 9-3,Florida State 8-4,Virginia Tech 8-4,North Carolina 8-4,Clemson 7-5,Wake Forest 7-5,Maryland 7-5,Miami 7-5,and North Carolina State 6-6.
Outside looking in:Virginia 5-7,and Duke 4-8.
Head to head the ACC won 6 out of 10 games:
Wake Forest (7-5) 30 Mississippi (8-4) 28
Georgia Tech (9-3) 38 Mississippi (4-8) 7
Duke (4-8) 10 Vanderbilt (6-6) 7
Georgia Tech (9-3) 45 Georgia (9-3) 42
Clemson (7-5) 31 South Carolina (7-5) 14
Wake Forest (7-5) 23 Vanderbilt (6-6)10
South Carolina (7-5) 34 North Carolina State (6-6) 0
Alabama (12-0) 34 Clemson (7-5) 10
Florida (11-1) 26 Miami (7-5) 3
Florida (11-1) 45 Florida State (8-4) 15
The ACC outside the conference has some impressive wins against other BCS conference.ACC schools hold wins over Nebraska,Colorado,California,Texas A&M,Notre Dame,Baylor,East Carolina,Rutgers,Navy plus a couple more.The only bad loss was to Middle Tennessee State.On the other hand,the SEC outside the conference biggest wins have came against the likes of Memphis,Louisville,So.Miss,Tulane,Rice,and Arizona State.The SEC holds more bad losses than the ACC,dropping game to La Tech and Wyoming.
As I said in the beginning,Alabama and Florida are among the elite in the country but after that IMO the rest are average at best.With LSU,Auburn and Tennessee falling on hard times this season the ACC doesn't look too bad.
Now maybe the SEC can understand what the ACC has felt the past few years with Florida State and Miami not being thier usual strong teams.