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Is the SEC's football dynasty over?

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39% (703 votes)
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TMac's picture

Which One?!?!  The one where they win consecutive MNCs, - Then YES, But if you mean the one in which the national media narrative compares everything in college football to how inferior it is to the Mighty SEC, then sadly , NO. That will take a few more defeats. Hopefully one in next years playoffs at the hands of the Buckeyes!

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painterlad's picture

In their deluded minds it will never be over. Remember, Kentucky would win every other conference every single year.

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BoFuquel's picture

'Fraid not. GO BUCKS!

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JLP36's picture

Not if ESPN has anything to say about it.  They seem to have something to say about it. 
Somehow 3 of the 4 playoff teams will likely be from the SEC next year.  ESPN is not exactly subtle about how they value their ESPN SEC Network deal, running long ads repeatedly through the game along with their ESPN College FB Playoff ads.


NitroBuck's picture

Damn straight.  The pro-SEC bias will never end as long as ESPN has a contract for all of the SEC's broadcast rights with the exception of the one game per week CBS has.  Follow the money boys.  Between ESPN and CBS, no other conference has a propaganda arm even remotely close to the strength of the SEC's.

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BuckeyeBred's picture

Not five minutes after FSU closed the deal last night, ESPiN put up the graphic about the previous champions who happen to be in the SEC.  It was pathetic.

Go1Bucks's picture

Has been, was an illusion this year.

Go Bucks!

4thandinches's picture

SEC was 0-2 in the BCS this year.

I wasn't born a Buckeye but I became one as fast as I could. 

4dorr's picture

God I hope so!


FROMTHE18's picture

if ESPN and the media will get over the "SEC-caliber" shit, I think we can have a balanced College football landscape for the first time since pre-2007 National title game. I think Michigan State could have beaten both of those teams last night. Not to take away from Florida State or Auburn, but it just shows that college football has a handful of solid teams each year, not just from a very small minority. I'd like to see the media and coaches reflect this and have a fair pre-season poll. UCLA, Oregon, Oklahoma, Michigan State, Ohio State, Stanford, Florida State are all top 10 teams right now going into next year. I think the SEC has Bama and Auburn as the only legit top 10 teams right now. LSU maybe, but the SEC east is terrible so you could have 3 SEC teams in the preseason top 10. Im sure ESPN will be pissed but I see next year being the college football we grew up watching: good teams across the country, a wider dialogue, and obvious bias and shitty analysis/commentary is at a minimal level. 

NitroBuck's picture

I hate it, but the SEC will have at least 5 pre-season top-10 teams again next year.  Book it.

Ferio.  Tego.

BuckeyeQ6's picture

Then, of course, they'll get credit for strength of schedule, wins over top-10 teams, and "good losses" to top-10 teams.  It's a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Jeeves's picture

Keep in mind the committee (supposedly) will not take any of that nonsense into account so espn can slobber away all they like it won't matter.

Flyermike's picture

With the dawn of Fox Sports 1, I am really hoping that Fox can take away some of the market share from ESPN.  The B1G might be putting a lesser product on the field, but we still bring more viewers to the table than any other conference.  Let Fox have some of the primetime B1G games as opposed to ABC/ESPN.  Delany had to see the SEC/ESPN partnership coming.  I think the next decade in college football will be very interesting to say the least with the playoffs and the TV deals.  

d1145fresh's picture

College football is cyclical.... remember when the B1G was considered the best conference not to long ago? I think the playoff hurts the SEC more than any conference. The middle level teams are catching up to to the upper level squads and they are likely only going to get one team in the playoff each year. Winning, in essence, three very tough games in a row is difficult for any team (SEC Championship, first and second rounds). They will win a Championship here or there but it will become more the exception than the norm.

IBleedSandG's picture

Over, probably not, but it has taken a bit of a hit, and that's good. I really thought FSU would handle the Tigers, but Auburn showed they were up to task. When Mason broke that 30 yd TD in run w/ a minute and change left, I thought, "Oh Christ, they're gonna win another one."
I think Winston is a arrogant, cocky f*ck, but I'm pretty glad he drove them down for the winning TD.


BuckeyeQ6's picture

Yes, this was another lose-lose game (a la TSUN-Notre Dame, or Bama-LSU).  I wanted FSU to win but kept finding myself rooting against them.

BuckeyeBred's picture

I reject this question.  The SEC has not won any championships.  Bama, LSU, UF, and Aub have.  Don't be tricked by the narrative.

d5k's picture

I agree.  I wish I could've replied "undefined" as something cannot be over which does not exist.

jamesrbrown322's picture

I agree! I cannot stand living in the South and listening to Tennessee, Miss, Miss St, and UGA fans talk about the SEC and take credit...your teams are not part of this run! Good Lord, these 4 schools have won 2 national titles since 1947! Your teams had NOTHING to do with the streak!
It's like Bengals and Browns fans taking credit for the Super Bowl wins by the Steelers and Ravens! Shut up already! So your conference is difficult...who cares if you NEVER win it?!?

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j05bucknut's picture

The new playoff system allows for more SEC dominance if the playoff committee allows 2 or 3 SEC teams into the playoff 4. SEC has to like this more than the BCS.

d5k's picture

They will never get 3.  They have had at least 50% of the teams until now so getting at most 2 is not an improvement over the last 8 years.  SEC was the last one to push for a playoff and it coincided with their deal with ESPN.

Brutus's picture

Much as I'd like to believe it's over, it's not. A team that just lucked it's way into the championship game had a lead with 14 seconds left against what everyone thought was easily the best team in the country this year.  Had FSU stomped them, then maybe the perception would have changed. And frankly, I'm not so sure it's just perception.  The SEC bowl record was once again great.  I don't care if some of those games were close or against lesser opponents.  The fact is they won and that's all that matters. Be prepared to eat more SEC BS next year and the best teams in that conference will again be poised to win it all.

cuttyrock's picture

It never started imho. Go Buckeyes! They have a built in pass to lose a game. Sec always get the benefit of the doubt. They lose and the excuse was they're not into the game, injury, or personnel breakdown. Players are paid and it's not a big deal. In the words of Tickle from Moonshiners "it aint illegal til you get caught." Lol

Buckeye_in_SEC_country's picture

OSU, FSU, MSU, Texas, and Stanford are the only teams playing well enough and recruiting well enough to keep up with the SEC.  Unfortunately, their reign isn't over.  It's going to take more than 5 teams to knock them off consistently.  

d5k's picture

Oklahoma, Oregon, Baylor, Ok State, Wisconsin, USC, UCLA, Arizona State even all could be included if you include MSU.  That's the thing with the playoff though.  Add 2 more teams and all of a sudden all conference contenders are national title contenders.  Wisconsin would've been in the playoff at least once over the last 5 years.

KBonay's picture

Made me think of this....

NoVA Buckeye's picture

I say no because there never was one. It was just Florida, LSU, 'Bama, and Auburn going to the title game for the past X years out of Y. What exactly has Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Arkansas done in that time period? USCe never even went to a BCS bowl!

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hit_the_couch's picture

Not as long as ESPN has a 2 billion dollar deal with them 

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Deadly Nuts's picture

No, Florida State was modeled after a SEC team according to Mooshbooger. I swear it's like FSU is being used as a patch on a tire that has a hole in it.


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buckeyedexter's picture

Sadly no.  Looking at the recruiting coming in over the last couple years half of the teams in the top 10 are SEC teams.  They might not win the NC, but will probably have several teams in conversation, where other conferences will only have 1 or 2.

BROSEPH's picture

The anti-SEC circle jerk is just as unbearable as the SEC circle jerk.

Matt F's picture

Agreed, but I like tugging so much harder in the anti-SEC group. It feels less dirty.

Hovenaut's picture

'Twas difficult, but voted yes.

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Crumb's picture

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

BuckeyeQ6's picture

No, they have more "elite" teams that can match up with the best of other conferences and their middle-lower tier teams are better than their counterparts in other conferences.  Even though they went 0-2 in BCS games and lost their streak, they will continue to have an impressive record in NCGs, bowls, and marquee non-conference games for the foreseeable future...unfortunately.  Just because they're not perfect doesn't mean they're not the best.  But I welcome any blemishes that may come.

Jeeves's picture

But you are confusing being a little better with a dynasty, which in my opinion they have never had anyways.

WildMan Leather and Lace's picture

The SEC is the best conference in college football and it's not even close.  7 consecutive national championships, 9 out of 16 BCS titles.  It has the largest number of active players on NFL rosters and secures commitments from the best athletes coming out of high school year after year.  All you have to do is watch the NFL draft or go right now to 24/,, or any other recruiting website.  Anybody who thinks the SEC is not the best conference in college football is delusional.  Let's switch the scenarios.  Lets imagine it wasn't the SEC but the Big 10 that won 7 straight titles and 9 out of the 16 total BCS titles BY 5 DIFFERENT SCHOOLS.  Would anybody here be even asking this question?  I am a Columbus native who graduated from Ohio State and loves the buckeyes BUT I FEEL LIKE I'M TAKING CRAZY PILLS!!!  

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Jeeves's picture

The sec has so many built in advantages it would be a monumental embarrassment if it wasn't currently the best football conference. College football is, by it's nature, played on an uneven playing surface tilted in favor of the sec. Hopefully the new playoff system will bring a bit of balance. 

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Only Bama had the "Dynasty".

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Olemissbuckeye's picture

I anticipate the SEC will do very well in the new playoff. They are going to get a number of quality teams in each year and will win their fare share of championships (and more than their share probably). Having said that, they also had a lot of good fortune and favorable matchups in the one game season national championship format. I don't anticipate anything like we have seen the past decade.

Jeeves's picture

The years any conference gets in two teams will be extremely rare in my opinion the reasons being it will be politically unpopular, it would necessitate placing a team that just lost its CCG over two conference champions or it would require placing a team that didn't even win its division over several teams that won divisions in their own conferences. The last time that happened it went over like a led balloon. In the case of the Big 12 hell would break loose if they placed two because of the absence of a CCG.