A lot of us SEC fans like to think that the SEC is the King of Football conferences, and perhaps we are. But history may spread a bit of doubt upon that.
As of 2005-06, this is what the SEC vs. The World looked like:
|Southeastern Conference vs. Division I-A Conferences|
This is not so bad. The only conference we don't have winning record against is the Big Ten, and Independents and we are very nearly even with both. So just for comparison, let's look at the same thing from the standpoint of the Big Ten:
|Big Ten Conference vs. Division I-A Conferences|
I suppose that's pretty much what we would expect. It's interesting to note that although the SEC has a loosing record to the independents, it is a better record than the Big 10's. Interestingly enough, taking all wins and all games into account, the Big 10 and SEC have an identical 58% winning percentage overall against others.
Since there has been much talk about the SEC vs. the Pac-10, we might as well look at their table, also:
|Pacific-10 Conference vs. Division I-A Conferences|
Hmmm. Not quite cricket, now is it?
A table for the Big 12 by special request:
|Big 12 Conference vs. Division I-A Conferences|