CFN SEC Preview 2019: Still The Best Conference ... By FarOf course the No. 1 team in any Power Five league – or UCF or Boise State – could beat any great SEC team. Sure, for example, Florida is beatable, but then win at Mississippi State, and then win against Auburn, and then at Alabama, and then at Ole Miss and against Arkansas late in the season before closing out against Texas A&M. That’s what LSU has to do.
So what makes the league so good? Talent, talent, and talent.
Recruiting rankings hardly mean everything or anything, but since the dawn of services, the SEC has destroyed all the other Power Five conferences – most of the time, combined – when it comes to bringing in the top prospects, and the NFL has proven that to be true.
In the 2019 NFL Draft, over a quarter of the players taken came from the SEC, doubling up everyone – all the Group of Five conferences included – but the Big Ten and Pac-12 …