November 21st, 2011 04:16 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt
Tags: BCS, Enter Cam Newton, Mark Twain, SEC
The SEC’s trifecta at the top of the BCS standings is drawing attention all across the country. Check out the take of Chris Dufresne of The LA Times:
“The conference that has claimed the last five BCS titles is no simply thumbing its nose guards at the rest of college football.
The SEC has become what Mark Twain reportedly once said about the weather — everyone talks about it, but no one does anything.
Five other major conferences plus Notre Dame and Boise State should be ashamed of themselves.
It’s one thing for the SEC to be generally acknowledged, year in and year out, as college football’s preeminent league.
It’s another thing to throw one league the keys to the bank vault.
No one is even putting up a fight.”
Things do have to be terribly frustrating for all the non-SEC’ers out there. In Summer 2010, the world wondered if the SEC could win four BCS titles in a row. Enter Cam Newton and surprising Auburn shot to the top of the college football world.
This past summer, the common belief was that one league couldn’t possibly win five national titles in a row. Could it? And now — as if showing off — the SEC owns all three of the top three spots in the BCS standings.
At this point, the SEC’s success is bordering on gaudy.
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