Alabama won its bowl game — some would call it the toilet bowl in Shreveport — but consider the opponent was Colorado, which finished 6-7. Other postseason victories for Southeastern Conference teams have come against Central Florida, a Hawaii team that didn't belong on a grand stage and a severely shorthanded Florida State. The only notable victories were against Clemson and Wisconsin.
New Year's Day exposed the SEC for what it is — an overhyped conference, according to the BCS Guru. Writes the Guru:
"This postseason has already shed light on the absurdity of the SEC supremacy claim. Michigan, a team victimized by I-AA Appalachian State at home, shocked defending champion Florida, 41-35, in the Capital One Bowl. The Wolverines, playing with a lame-duck coaching staff, so thoroughly dominated the Gators that they even overcame four turnovers.
"The Big Ten, much maligned recently for being big and slow, actually has a winning record against the SEC in the BCS Era (since 1998), at 14-12, with Ohio State-LSU in the BCS title game pending. Michigan is a sterling 5-1 during that period while OSU is the source of the Big Ten's consternation, going 0-3 in that time and 0-8 all-time."