Thursday, February 15, 2007

Big Ten vs SEC

To all of you who believe the SEC is so superior to the Big Ten here are some recent stats:

1. The Big Ten was 2-1 vs. the SEC in this past season's bowl games.

2. The Big Ten is 8-6 vs. the SEC in bowl games over the last five years.

3. The Big Ten is 13-13 vs. the SEC in bowl games over the last decade.

4. Over the last nine years of BCS games, the Big Ten leads all conferences with 15 berths while ranking second with 8 victories. The SEC tops all leagues with nine wins and ranks second to the Big Ten with 13 appearances.

5. In the last 10 years the Big Ten has produced 2 national champions compared to three for the SEC.

6. In the last 15 years the Big Ten has produced 5 Heisman Trophy winners, more than any other conference. Over that same time span, the SEC has claimed one Heisman.

7. While the SEC ranked first amoung various recruiting rankings, the Big Ten ranked second or third nationally with four to five programs rated among the top 25 recruiting classes.

8. The Big Ten has a history of developing players - the most recent Heisman Trophy winner, Troy Smith, was one of the last players to receive a scholarship from Ohio State.

9. The Big Ten has slightly less than 300 players in the NFL while the SEC has slightly more than 300, Sixteen former Big Ten players earned Super Bowl rings with the Indianapolis Colts earlier this month.

If this trend continues the Big Ten will soon become the Best conference in all of college sports.

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