Originally Posted by Vinny
A few things I think about the SEC being overrated. Seems every year someone tries to say the sec isn't all that good, but in reality nobody ever compares themselves to number 2. I look at the last 15 years and SEC is the best football in the Nation outside of the NFL....pretty much year in, year out.
It's a game...so no team or no conference will be dominant constantly - there will be a down year here and there.
SEC historically plays defense and values defense...something you don't see across the NCAA's. Watching 71-45 games isn't enjoyable to me.
This is a myth. At least nowadays. Maybe years ago it was true, but the past 2-3 years have shown this to just simply not be the truth anymore. The conference is carried by Alabama's stingy defense and there are usually 1-2 teams that have a great defense that year as well. This year it's Alabama and Florida. Last year it was Bama, Florida, and LSU. The year before it was Bama and LSU. The "SEC" doesn't play defense. It's best teams do.
These are the scores of a few SEC games this year. Not exactly lighting the world of fire defensively.
Below are the total defense ranks for SEC teams on a national scale.
They don't look better defensively than any other conference. They just have the hype of Bama and 1-2 other teams each year to perpetuate the myth.