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Old 01-08-2013, 08:42 PM   #61
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But none of the country would have beaten Bama the way they played last night.
Can't disagree with that.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:59 PM   #62
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Clemson would beat UGA.
UGA's offense is way too balanced for Clemson. I honestly don't think they would punt once vs Clemson.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:13 PM   #63
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Kirk Herbstreit tweeted last night that this doesn't mean the SEC is great, it means Alabama is.

Three of the last four for Alabama and the other Auburn won. The state of Alabama has the last four national titles.

Can't understand why people believe that one team winning the national title somehow means the rest of the conference is great as well.
Because the SEC has more teams ranked in the top 20 than any other conference. It's not top heavy like every other conference. It's a balanced conference, THAT IS WHY IT"S THE BEST!!!
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:19 PM   #64
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Right, but the key term we're debating is dominance.

Florida lost to Louisville, LSU lost to Clemson, MSU lost to Northwestern, Georgia struggled with Nebraska, we barely beat Michigan, Ole Miss and Vandy won handily. The rest of the SEC teams did not play in bowls. The only other team that you could argue is head and shoulders dominant over everyone else is Texas A&M (however, they only have a sample size of 1).

Bama is dominant, whereas the rest of the SEC is not. The other SEC teams may be better than most other teams, but not dominant.

I just think the SEC coattail riding by the mid-tier and lower-tier teams gets a little egregious.

Wow, really? The thing is, every other team that beat an SEC team or came close had 3 to 4 weeks to make their season and a place to hang their hat on. That is the difference. Do you think any SEC team prepared as hard as as long as these other conferences, NO, and the SEC still went 6 and 3.
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Half the country would have beaten Notre Dame the way they played last night.

Maybe so, but I don't think any of them would have been out of the ACC!!!

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Clemson would beat UGA.
I doubt it. Why? They are better coached and have better players. They also have a thing Clemson likes, history.
LSU resented playing you. Tajh and Nuk had their very best game. Les Miles looked disinterested and Clemson deserved that win for showing up ready to play. This season Clemson showed up ready to play teams like Wake and the other weak teams in their schedule. Props to them for that because it can wreck a season. Example # 1 is LSU this season.
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Right, but the key term we're debating is dominance.

Florida lost to Louisville, LSU lost to Clemson, MSU lost to Northwestern, Georgia struggled with Nebraska, we barely beat Michigan, Ole Miss and Vandy won handily. The rest of the SEC teams did not play in bowls. The only other team that you could argue is head and shoulders dominant over everyone else is Texas A&M (however, they only have a sample size of 1).

Bama is dominant, whereas the rest of the SEC is not. The other SEC teams may be better than most other teams, but not dominant.

I just think the SEC coattail riding by the mid-tier and lower-tier teams gets a little egregious.
The dominance being discussed here isn't a single season of dominance. It's a complete dominance as a conference that is closing in on a decade. Bama didn't do that all by itself. Bama didn't even dominate within its conference this year, as pointed out by several others. Don't let one game against ND haze your memory of the whole season. No one, not even Bama, can argue they are head and shoulders above anyone else in the league, because we have all been beaten. A&m got hot at the end, but a few games isn't dominance.

In fact, consider this, if it weren't for the ground work laid by other SEC teams and their dominance in title games, Bama may not have been given the benefit of the doubt to back into last years title game or even this years game.

Just curious on your last sentence. Are you implying that every team but Bama is a mid or lower tier team and thus riding the coat tails of Bama?
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I'm not sure it's conference dominance as much is it's Alabama and sometimes LSU dominance. Having said that, I do think the overall conference is better than any other conference. Bowl winners this year were Bama, Ga, SC, A&M, Miss, Vandy....losers were Fla, Miss St, and LSU. I don't think any other conference came close to 6-3.
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Kirk Herbstreit tweeted last night that this doesn't mean the SEC is great, it means Alabama is.

Three of the last four for Alabama and the other Auburn won. The state of Alabama has the last four national titles.

Can't understand why people believe that one team winning the national title somehow means the rest of the conference is great as well.
You mean other than Florida, LSU and Tennessee all winning BCS titles...yep only Alabama...
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