NEW ORLEANS — Love it or hate, this much is clear: No one plays college football like the Southeastern Conference.
The most compelling evidence is Monday's BCS championship between a pair of SEC rivals, No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama. For the first time using this format, one league grabbed both spots in the title game, assuring the SEC of at least a share of its sixth straight national championship.
No other conference has won more than three in a row.
There are other signs of SEC dominance, as well. Over the last decade, the SEC has sent far more first-round picks to the NFL than any other league, hoarding a staggering array of talent that keeps it on top. This is a Ferrari of a conference to everyone else's minivan.