SEC's gap with the rest of college football keeps growing. Can anyone stop it?

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SEC's gap with the rest of college football keeps growing. Can anyone stop it?
With most of the recruiting done for the incoming 2022 class, SEC teams occupy 12 of the top 25 spots in the 247 Sports composite rankings. That includes non-marquee teams like Kentucky (No. 11) and Missouri (No. 12), while the top end of the SEC continues to gorge on elite talent. This year alone, Texas A&M, Alabama and Georgia have signed a combined 14 players rated as five-star prospects. The entire Big Ten has signed four.
 
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Yep just 30 FIVE STARS per year and SEC gets about 20 of those. Unless George Soro's decides to prop up the West Coast, it's whoever has the most money wins.
Don't pay any attention to the men behind the curtain just watch college football and learn to like it. It is what it is.
 
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Must not equate to winning on the field, did you see the bowl wins and losses by conference?
Most of those games no one gave a damn about including the teams in them. Probably see more of this in the future as well. Elite players decline playing in bowl games bc they’re going pro which effects the outcome of games.

Also did you happen to notice who was in the national title game?
 
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It's not good for the sport to have so much concentration of talent in one regional conference. Probably doesn't matter anyway, because cfb will probably soon become a professional minor league with a draft, salary caps, etc. As currently structured, the whole thing is devolving into a corrupt casino with a progressively worse quality of play and officiating. I don't see how the university system can maintain the charade that this has anything to do with education.
 
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Yes it can happen.

Need enough good coaches to accept positions outside the SEC (Riley USC) for this to happen. And for it to be a good fit.
Riley will do well there.
- Nebraska needs to go in another direction. They need to throw 4 million at Jamay Chadwell. He's perfect for that culture and schematicly what Nebraska should be playing with. Modernize the option and bring it to Lincoln. Thats what Chadwell has done.

Right now Saban's footprint is all over the SEC. He and his two former assistants signed the top 3 classes in the country.

Need the right coaches and community (NIL) to manifest at other Blue Blood programs outside the SEC.
USC, Nebraska, Miami.
 
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Unlikely to change anytime soon. You’ve got Oklahoma and Texas joining SEC soon. Also have most of the football talent in the southern part of country as well.
 
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Most of those games no one gave a damn about including the teams in them. Probably see more of this in the future as well. Elite players decline playing in bowl games bc they’re going pro which effects the outcome of games.

Also did you happen to notice who was in the national title game?
I don't expect the injury of Williams in the championship game will be lost on the pro prospects going into the next year or two. I can see these guys thinking "hell, I'm not gonna risk getting injured in the po-dunk bowl, maybe if it's for the championship game but not this crap bowl". A further example, just look at what's happened to the pro bowl. How many 1-2 line "all-stars" play? many still have the big game to go. Many find they have injuries that just seem to make themselves known or they think "I'm gonna be sick for a week or two". This leaves us to watch guys who have names we've hardly ever have heard in the "lovefest game".
 
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Most of those games no one gave a damn about including the teams in them. Probably see more of this in the future as well. Elite players decline playing in bowl games bc they’re going pro which effects the outcome of games.

Also did you happen to notice who was in the national title game?
Yes, the majority of the bowl games are now useless... and because of that they need to return to the old way (in the days of Neyland) and do not consider bowl games when formulating the final rankings.... or do away with most of them. When everyone playing in them quits and opts out, i cant see people continuing to buy tickets or watching on TV as much as in the past.
 
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Most of those games no one gave a damn about including the teams in them. Probably see more of this in the future as well. Elite players decline playing in bowl games bc they’re going pro which effects the outcome of games.

Also did you happen to notice who was in the national title game?
So you mean the teams that beat SEC schools won because they didn’t give a @#%/ either? In other words if none of the teams in lesser bowls really cared the playing field was still level, actually your argument is like a high school kid saying we can’t win this game so I’m not going to try, makes no sense at all.
 
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So you mean the teams that beat SEC schools won because they didn’t give a @#%/ either? In other words if none of the teams in lesser bowls really cared the playing field was still level, actually your argument is like a high school kid saying we can’t win this game so I’m not going to try, makes no sense at all.
I know simple logic is hard to keep up with. You said it must not equate to wins and to see conference bowl records. Bowl games other than the playoff are of lesser importance to teams, especially players with NFL aspirations. You think the conference gives a rats ass who won the Duke’s mayonnaise bowl? You think a kid that has a chance to make life changing money cares to play in a game like that? Players do care about winning a national title but that’s about all most of the time.
 
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Title of the thread should read:
Top 3 in SEC talent gap growing the rest are still average at best. Can anyone stop it?
Your point isn’t wrong but it’s been fluid over the last decade or two. I mean you’ve had LSU, Florida, Auburn up at times, and Georgia really emerging here lately. Bama has really been the only constant. You’ve got A&M throwing around cash like crazy as well. Top three spenders are Georgia, Bama, A&M but you could see Florida or LSU throw some major money out there and emerge on the recruiting front if they have the right coaches.

I think the point is the constant is that an SEC team is always in the championship discussion.
 
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Watch/attend Division II games instead.

Direct result of ESPN's constant attention and adoration of the SEC, IMO. Teams clamoring to join, recruiting domination, a coach leaving ND for LSU. That would be unheard of 30 years ago. They all know it's their only path to a championship and it's a big payday. If Riley has success at USC they will still hover outside the top 3. They'll get in to CFP only if they go undefeated.

 
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Let's hope so. This is bad for the game

...and **** the rest of the SEC. And especially Sankey. Greedy little man is happy to wreck a beloved national game so he can finally get paid as much as other conference leaders. He's shortsighted.
 
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SEC's gap with the rest of college football keeps growing. Can anyone stop it?
With most of the recruiting done for the incoming 2022 class, SEC teams occupy 12 of the top 25 spots in the 247 Sports composite rankings. That includes non-marquee teams like Kentucky (No. 11) and Missouri (No. 12), while the top end of the SEC continues to gorge on elite talent. This year alone, Texas A&M, Alabama and Georgia have signed a combined 14 players rated as five-star prospects. The entire Big Ten has signed four.
More like Georgia and Alabama are separating themselves and no, no one can stop it now that Kirby won.
 
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It's not good for the sport to have so much concentration of talent in one regional conference. Probably doesn't matter anyway, because cfb will probably soon become a professional minor league with a draft, salary caps, etc. As currently structured, the whole thing is devolving into a corrupt casino with a progressively worse quality of play and officiating. I don't see how the university system can maintain the charade that this has anything to do with education.
Agreed it's terrible for the sport. Entire regions will stop caring. We need a powerful central head office, like any pro sport does, to keep balance. The NBA won't even allow certain trades, and would NEVER let one division to stockpile teams. It is simply terrible for the health of the game.
 
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SEC's gap with the rest of college football keeps growing. Can anyone stop it?
With most of the recruiting done for the incoming 2022 class, SEC teams occupy 12 of the top 25 spots in the 247 Sports composite rankings. That includes non-marquee teams like Kentucky (No. 11) and Missouri (No. 12), while the top end of the SEC continues to gorge on elite talent. This year alone, Texas A&M, Alabama and Georgia have signed a combined 14 players rated as five-star prospects. The entire Big Ten has signed four.
The SEC commissioner could but he’s on alabama’s payroll so don’t expect anything
 

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