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I for one am impressed that with only 15 recruits Texas is ranked as high as they are ranked.
This post was edited by JeezGuy 15 months ago
This is another compelling reason to add FSU and Clemson or Miami to the Big 12. The recruiting fortunes of the added schools would rise by being in a real football conference and the Big 12 as a whole would have a stronger competitive, recruiting, TV market, marquis game and national profile.
Unfortunately, the Big 12 continues to be led by witless wonders.
If we can still win a national title I don't care what the other teams do.
Easy to dominate recruiting when the entire conference is cheating.
Antler Spray anyone?
ESPN and the media drive the SEC machine.
All it is going to take is for Alabama or the SEC Champion to have a worthy opponent in the title game to end this run. Oregon and Texas were worthy opponents and look what happened.
Alabama is no where near as dominant as hyped right now......especially in comparison to the mid 90's Nebraska teams.
Not even close. Those teams blew out some GREAT teams to win titles. Alabama hasn't.
That and having more than two programs worth a shit doesn't hurt.
One thing that the writer fails to clarify is that the SEC has 14 schools while the big 12 as 10. Thus, when people starting talking about the SEC having x number of schools in the top 10 or top 20, you need to factor in that they have 40% more schools in the conference. Having said that, the SEC does have more atheletes in the region to pick/choose from, but the numbers are somewhat distorted if you are just looking at the raw numbers vs. %.
Personally, I think this is one reason the big 12 needs to look to expand because so many media outlets just look at the raw # of schools that finish in the top 10 or top 20 and obviously if a conference has more schools to start with it will make the conference look better in the eyes of the media purely based upon the quanity. You don't hear the media saying xx % of the schools in the conference finished in the top 10 or top 20. Most of the SEC schools don't play each other every year, which helps them have a collective group of teams with better records at the end of the year, which helps them to further drive the myth. Look at A&M's schedule next year, it's a joke.
How does that make a difference when it is broken out like this?
Big 12 3/10 = 30%
SEC 9/14 = 64%
Big 12 1/10 = 10%
SEC 5/14 = 36%
It can even make a coach a better recruiter? Awesome.
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