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The Tuscaloosa News, Michelle Lepianka Carter, Associated Press
Alabama coach Nick Saban talks with reporters after the college football team arrived in New Orleans on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012. Alabama is scheduled to play LSU in the BCS Championship NCAA college football game on Jan. 9.

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.