Originally Posted by Kinnick
Every time an SEC team is ahead of any other conference team they make empty claims about conspiracy. Naturally they like to forget that LSU (preseason SEC darling) was jumped over by Oregon and FSU (from the lowly ACC) and LSU wasnt even losing. Normally mods should be the voice of reason and fairness but ironically enough they are the ones spearheading the bogus claims.
Not sure if this post will be deleted or not, despite not calling anyone out specifically, out of spite I will probably have another ban coming my way.
I don't remember LSU being jumped until their performances against Auburn and Towson. Auburn had one OT win against ULM to that point, and Towson is just Towson. It's at least understandable why they were jumped. FSU has been crushing a lot of their opponents and getting jumped that week in favor of two loss SEC teams. That I don't get, and I can understand why FSU fans/SEC haters wouldn't be happy about it. They also looked poor against a few lesser opponents in that mix as well, so maybe they deserve to be exactly where they are. Today, we should find out how good FSU and Florida really are.
My main problem is the perception. Earned or not, there's no denying that the SEC benefits far more from media perception, mostly from EPSN, than any other conference. Meanwhile, you have people like Mark May that trash talk every other team and conference with the exception of Pitt. I get why ESPN does it. You don't invest the kind of money they did into something without a little bias towards it. I wouldn't invest money into a company and then hope they did horrible. I'd sell the hell out of it every chance I got, and that's exactly what ESPN does.
Can't wait for 2014. Just wish it was 8 or 12 teams instead.