Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Ranking the SEC and Big 12
By Chris Low
Most of those in SEC land are well aware of Bob Stoops' "propaganda" comments concerning the SEC by now.
For the record, what he said was, "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?"
With those comments in mind, how would you rank the SEC and Big 12 teams heading into the 2013 season if you were doing a combined poll from those two leagues?
You get a chance to do just that in our SportsNation poll by clicking here.
This ought to be interesting.
The only Big 12 teams I would for sure have in my top 10 would be Oklahoma, Texas and Oklahoma State. TCU would be a maybe.
The good thing is that we'll get to see this whole debate play out on the field in a couple of 2013 season openers. LSU and TCU will square off in Cowboys Stadium to kick off the season, while Mississippi State and Oklahoma State will meet in Houston's Reliant Stadium.
For perspective, my ESPN colleague, David Ubben, had Oklahoma State No. 1 in his Big 12 post-spring power rankings and TCU No. 2.
In our SEC post-spring power rankings, we had LSU No. 6 and Mississippi State No. 10.