Hey guys, remember all the way back in 2005 when Vince Young was still good at football and Texas won the national championship? That was weird. Frankly, it’s hard to believe there was ever a time that the SEC didn’t completely dominate college football. Just think about all the things that didn’t exist the last time a non-SEC team won a BCS title: Twitter. The iPhone. Karen Sypher jokes. Suri Cruise. I don’t know about you, but I can’t imagine living in a world without any of those things now.
Thankfully though, we don’t have to. Tom Cruise’s daughter looks to be a fashion trendsetter for years to come, and the days of college football being dominated by mediocre Pac 10 and Big XII schools are long behind us. This year’s NFL draft provided us with even more overwhelming evidence of that (the college football part, Suri wasn’t there).
When USC TE Justice Cunningham became Mr. Irrelevant last night, the SEC officially ended the weekend with 63 of the 254 picks. Not only is that a record, its 8 picks more than any other conference had had before. The conference with the second most picks this year? That would be the ACC, with 31. The SEC EAST had 32 alone, which is somewhat mind-boggling when you think about it. Here’s the full breakdown by BCS conference:
Pac 12: 28
Big 12: 22
Big East: 21
Big Ten: 20
When you see it broken down like that, it’s easy to imagine why Mark Stoops and Co.’s SEC-centric pitch to Ohio recruits has been so successful. Not only is the SEC a dominant on-the-field product (7-straight national championships is pretty hard to argue with), but for the 7th year in a row it has also produced the most NFL draft picks. And, as seen in those numbers, the talent gap between God’s conference and everyone else is just getting wider.