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Old 07-07-2008, 10:18 AM   #1
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Default What conferences are the NFLís starters coming from?

http://www.houmatoday.com/article/20...s_coming_from_

Long article, but here's the breakdown...

Overall Breakdown

When you break it all down, the SEC leads the way with 137 projected starters for the 2008 NFL season. The ACC finished second with 121 projected starters.

The Big Ten finished third with 105 starters and the Big 12 was fourth with 72 projected starters.

The Pac-10 finished with 70 starters, the Big East has 33 starters and Conference USA and the Mountain West each have 22 starters.

The WAC has 21 projected starters and the Mid-American has 19 starters. The Independents have 13 projected starters and the Sun Belt has 12 starters.

There are 57 players from the small college ranks that are projected starters in the NFL for 2008.

Despite all the coaching changes and realignment in different conferences in the past, especially the ACC, the SEC stands atop of the college football mountain when it comes to sending players to the NFL and becoming starters in the league.
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Old 07-10-2008, 03:53 PM   #2
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Just figured out what Fresh was sayin....

Let's see SEC#1 in something not involving arrests....now there's a shocker.

Another shocker (seriously) was the Big 10 leads the way with 13 WR's projected to start???? I would have never thunk it.
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Further prove that anyone arguing the SEC isn't the best football conference is wrong.
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Further prove that anyone arguing the SEC isn't the best football conference is wrong.
Not really. I mean the ACC is #2 on the list and I doubt many folks are making an argument for being the second best football conference in America. The only thing it proves is that SEC schools are proficient at recruiting NFL caliber talent.

Not that I necessarily disagree with the sentiment the SEC has the best football just that I don't like using that argument as a basis for superior football. Virginia Tech had more players get drafted than LSU did this past spring and we all saw what LSU did to the Hokies last season.

The only thing it truly proves is the SEC has the superior talent.
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The only thing it truly proves is the SEC has the superior talent.

Considering the NFL is equivalent to professional wrestling I doubt it means anything.

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The only thing it truly proves is the SEC has the superior talent.

Considering the NFL is equivalent to professional wrestling I doubt it means anything.

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Make fun all ya want mush but with the rules changes in the late 70s and early 80s...the NFL resembles the WWE more than actual football now.
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You gotta admit though it's pretty damn entertaining.

Not to derail but, if any major sport is like the WWE it's the NBA.
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You gotta admit though it's pretty damn entertaining.

Not to derail but, if any major sport is like the WWE it's the NBA.
Nah, I have little to no interest in the NFL now. It's so corporate and scrutinized to protect players due to the massive salaries.

Come on mush...a day at Ray Jay has nuttin' on a day in The Swamp.

You know it.

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Well when you put it that way I'll definitely agree. Now if they would just sell beer at the Swamp I'm in heaven!
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Since conference strength is cyclical, and the only recent year the SEC showed it was clearly the dominant conference on the field was last year, I wouldn't read very much into this.
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Since conference strength is cyclical, and the only recent year the SEC showed it was clearly the dominant conference on the field was last year, I wouldn't read very much into this.
Well, I'd say 2006 was clearly SEC too but according to my calculations (and ya know I grind down the info ) I had the following...

2007: #1 SEC, #6 Big Ten
2006: #1 SEC, #6 Big Ten
2005: #1 Big Ten, #6 SEC

If you put up the 2005 SEC and compare it to the 2006 or 2007 Big Ten in terms of bowl wins, head-to-heads, out of region games and SOS...you couldn't tell the difference.
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