Posted by moranis on 9/12/2012 5:27:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 9/12/2012 4:35:00 PM (view original):that is just silly and proves my point.
The problem is if it's 1v1, 2v2 and so on down the line, there is a real chance the B10 goes 0-12 against the SEC. Now, if one wants to argue "Yeah but our 1 is better than your 5", they might have a point. But it's a weak argument to make.
Since this is now the Big 10 vs SEC thread, let's imagine:
LSU 12-0 vs Wisconsin 11-2 (Both teams lost their respective bowl games, LSU by 21 vs (11-1) Alabama. Wisconsin by 7 to (11-2) Oregon)
Alabama 11-1 vs Michigan 10-2 (Both teams won their respective bowl games, Bama shutout (12-0) LSU, Michigan squeaked by (11-2) VA Tech in OT)
Arkansas 11-1 vs Michigan St 10-3 (Both teams won their respective bowl games, Arky beat (10-2) Kansas ST by 13, Michigan St squeaked by (10-3) GA in 3OT)
South Carolina 10-2 vs Nebraska 9-3 (Actually played each other S Carolina won 30 -13)
Georgia 10-3 vs Penn St 9-3 (Both teams lost their respective bowl games, Georgia to (10-3) Mich St in 3OT, Penn St to (12-1) Houston by 16)
Auburn 7-5 vs Iowa 7-5 (Auburn won their bowl game by 19 over (8-4) Virginia. Iowa lost theirs by 17 vs (9-3) Oklahoma)
Florida 6-6 vs Ohio St 6-6 (Actually played each other Florida won 24-17)
Mississippi St 6-6 vs Northwestern 6-6 (Mississippi State won their bowl game by 6 over (6-6) Wake Forest. Northwestern lost theirs by 11 to (6-6) Texas A&M)
Vanderbilt 6-6 vs Illinois 6-6 (Vandy lost their bowl game by 7 to (9-3) Cincinnati. Illinois won theirs by 6 over (6-7) UCLA)
Kentucky 5-7 vs Purdue 6-6 (Purdue won their bowl game by 5 vs (7-5) Western Michigan. Kentucky didn't go bowling)
Tennessee 5-7 vs Minnesota 3-9
Mississippi 2-10 vs Indiana 1-11
I am not seeing a bunch of wins for the Big 10 under this scenario. Probably not 0-12, but not more than 3 wins IMO.