Re: SEC Football Discussion Thread
Originally Posted by Slyder
Heres how I break it down:
They're new to the game, the return on aTm is high right now. Can they build on it or return to where they were in the Big 12 which was usually toward the middle to upper middle of the conference.
*These are in no particular order*
Auburn (I apologize doing some reading I thought they had a rougher go after the sanctions in the 90s *See Miami*)
Both joined together in 91 and had some successes at various times.
I think you watch too much ESPN.
The programs you're describing as "second tier" are ranked 9th, 13th and 16th all-time based upon winning percentage. There are only two Big 12 teams ranked higher than Auburn all-time.
If you just look at the last 30 years, Georgia is ranked 9th, Auburn 10th and Tennessee 12th in Div 1A based upon winning percentage. Oklahoma is the only Big 12 team to crack the top 10 (Texas comes in at 11th).
So really what you're doing without even realizing it, is conceding that the SEC is traditionally much more dominant than the Big 12.
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