Originally Posted by BYBOTIE
There is not a single person in the country that knows anything about football that thinks the Big 12 was better than the SEC this year. Arkansas lost their entire coaching staff(assistants stayed through the bowl) and got beat by the best the Big 12 had to offer. Schools in the SEC take pride in our tradition. We beat the hell out of each other every week and then root like hell for one another when we play outside of conference.
You might won't to edit or delete this post. You could go down the list of teams, and I think you'd be surprised at how things would turn out. Oh, and to quote you, there's not a single person in the country that knows anything about football that thinks LSU is the best team in the country. Most don't think they're the best in their conference.
SEC's 5 best: LSU, Georgia, Tennesse, Auburn, Florida (sorted by final rankings with an average of 9.2 -- not bad at all, but top heavy with LSU & GA at #1 & 3 and FL at # 16 for the lowest)
Big 12's 5 best: Mizzou, Kansas, OU, UT, Texas Tech (avg. of 10.6 with TT coming in at #23)
There's not even 2 spots difference in the average rankings. If you want to pair them head to head with highest rankings playing, then it's like this:
LSU vs. Mizzou
GA vs. KU
TN vs. OU
Auburn vs. UT
FL vs. TT (perhaps we should just let App. State play in this game since they beat Michigan)
Do you think any of those games would see a huge spread one way or the other? Face it, the SEC is usually the best conference top to bottom, but I'm not so sure it's the best overall this year or that the gap is what everyone thinks. They are definitely top heavy according to the rankings, but I don't think the middle of the pack is that strong overall. Just my .02, but hey, I don't know anything about college football apparently.