Posted by Frazier
I see you trying your lawyer-ly best on this one, but it's not going to save you this time, big man. Of course the SEC is overrated if you choose to use the most absurd hyperbole imaginable. EVERYONE is overrated if you rate them higher than anyone can reasonably attain.
It's like saying the 1927 Yankees are "overrated" if you are arguing against the premise "The 1927 Yankees are the finest collection of human beings ever assembled."
Now, if you were to argue that they are "overrated" based on the argument that "The 1927 Yankees are the greatest baseball team ever assembled" well, that's a different story. (Which we're not about to get in to here, since we're all about college football).
So if the argument is "The SEC is a no-holds-barred death match every single week, where losing teams are burned at the stake, and winning only comes second to physically surviving the game" well, you're probably right. I mean, at the end of the day the SEC is just a very, very good football conference. Not some gladiator style fight in the Roman Coliseum.
On the other hand, if we're arguing that the SEC is, far and away, and by a wide margin, the best college football conference in America, well, it's hard to say they're overrated. Impossible, actually. They finished the season with possibly the 2 best teams in the country, and SIX top 25 teams (2 more than the next closest conference).
You want to talk depth? Over the past 15 seasons, 4 different SEC teams (Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, LSU) have won a national title, and another one (Auburn) has gone undefeated TWICE and been shut out of the title game. Now THAT is some depth.