Despite winning two consecutive national championships, Alabama coach Nick Saban decided to remind us in the dark days of the college football season what we already know: The SEC is deeper than the Big Ten.
On Tuesday at SEC spring meetings, Saban told reporters that he doubts the Ohio State Buckeyes would have beaten three of the top six SEC teams from last season.
The truth is that when Saban is talking about the top six teams from the SEC, it means something much more significant than the top six teams from the Big Ten. Consider that the sixth-highest ranked SEC team in the AP Poll—LSU—was still in the top 15 compared to the Big Ten’s sixth-highest ranked AP Poll team—Wisconsin—which mustered just six total votes.
Saban shouldn’t need to defend the integrity of his conference, because that’s already been done for him by the track record of the SEC in championship games.
Or is he starting to get a little concerned about what his former rival Urban Meyer is…
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