POLL: Is The SEC A Better Football Conference Than The Big Ten?

David Hookstead | Reporter

A poll I ran over the weekend showed a majority of people still believe in the SEC’s superiority over the Big Ten when it comes to college football.

I asked voters, “Which is the better conference for college football?” Just over 60 percent of people voted for the SEC over the Big Ten.

Let me set the record straight for all of you right now. The SEC has the best college football team in America with Alabama. Nobody is debating that. Anybody who has watched the past few years of football knows that the Crimson Tide are playing on a different level right now. Georgia is also great, but they’re not on the same level of Alabama for the time being. Could they be someday? Maybe, but it’s not happening right now. (RELATEDSEC FANS DON’T LIKE TO USE FACTS WHEN DISCUSSING COLLEGE FOOTBALL)

Now, let’s discuss the Big Ten. The Big Ten has five solid teams. That’s right, they have five teams that can play with just about anybody. They have Michigan, Penn State, Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin. Those are five teams that could roll with anybody in the SEC. I’m not saying they could all beat Alabama, but they could all certainly hang with them. As for OSU and Wisconsin, I honestly believe both would give Alabama all the hell they could handle. (RELATED: THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL WORLD SHOULD FEAR WISCONSIN FOR ONE SIMPLE REASON)

Does anybody honestly believe Florida, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Kentucky or Arkansas could hang with the top half of the Big Ten? It’s just not going to happen. Maybe, and I mean just maybe, Auburn, South Carolina and Texas A&M could give them fits, but I’d still choose every single Big Ten team mentioned above over them. These are facts. Let’s not forget, the Big Ten went 7–1 in bowl games last season and would have been 8–0 if Michigan hadn’t blown their lead against South Carolina.

These are the facts. If you disagree with me, then sound off in the comments. However, I think you all know I’m correct on this one.

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