SEC Power Rankings: Alabama, Texas A&M, Florida, South Carolina and Georgia All in the Title Hunt

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Jan 8, 2013; Fort Lauderdale FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban poses with four of the national championship trophies after addressing the media during the winning coach press conference at Harbor Beach Marriott Resort

"“So you’re listening to a lot of propaganda that gets fed out to you. You’re more than smart enough to figure it out. Again, you can look at the top two, three, four, five, six teams, and you can look at the bottom six, seven, eight, whatever they are. How well are they all doing? “What’d we (the Big 12) have, eight of 10 teams in bowl games this year? Again, you figure it all out.” -Bob Stoops, Head Coach of the Oklahoma Sooners"

Actually Bob Stoops was wrong. The Big 12 had nine bowl teams last season, one of which was the Oklahoma Sooners who got trounced by Texas A&M. I’m told the Aggies play in the SEC.

If you want to say the SEC is top-heavy then I’d agree with you. Six of the top 14 teams this season have a chance to win the national title, while eight of them do not. Since 1998, five different SEC schools have won a national title, while nine have not.

Assuming you’re defining top-heavy by national titles, then, yes, the SEC is top-heavy.

Missouri or Mississippi could be fighting for ACC or Big 12 title this year, but will likely finish in the bottom half of the SEC if things play out as expected. Missouri went from playing in Big 12 championship games to barely winning two SEC games. This league, from top to bottom, is very good.

And that’s not propaganda.