SEC Football Might Have Lost Its Gridiron Throne
The Southeastern Conference, long trumpeted by fans as the best college football has to offer, is off to a rough start this year. Is it still No. 1?By Carter Woodiel | September 27, 2015
College football fans have been hearing it for years now: "The Southeastern Conference is the best conference in college football, hands down." Driven by a streak of seven straight national titles from 2006 to 2012, and decades of tradition, the narrative is hardly ever drowned out. (Video via ESPN)
But this year, we're four weeks into the college football season and several SEC teams with high hopes have already been brought back down to earth, and quickly.
Take Auburn, considered by many to be a national title contender. The Tigers narrowly escaped defeat in Week 2 against Jacksonville State, a team that doesn't even play in college football’s top division. That was followed up by a 24-point drubbing at LSU and a disappointing home loss to Mississippi State.