by Barca Blog
The Southeastern Conference is on top of the college football world once again after Alabama fought off a late rally by Texas to win the BCS National Championship game, 37-21, Thursday night at the Rose Bowl.
Make that four consecutive titles for the SEC with the Tide being the third different team to win it in that span (Florida twice and LSU).
And the SEC only seems to be getting stronger top to bottom as we look ahead to the future.
SEC officials sent out a notes package spotlighting the accomplishments of the conference late last night. Talking points included:
*The SEC is 6-0 in BCS National Championship Games (LSU 2-0, Florida 2-0, Alabama 1-0, Tennessee 1-0).
*The SEC finished 6-4 in bowl games this season. Since 2006, the SEC is 25-11 in post-season bowl games (.694). The league has posted a non-losing bowl record for seven straight seasons.
*In its history, the SEC is 196-170-13 in post-season bowl games, a 53.4 winning percentage. The SEC has the nation’s top bowl winning percentage surpassing the Pac-10 (120-107-6, 52.8 percentage).
*The SEC finished the 2009 season with a non-conference mark of 48-10 (.828). Counting bowl games, the SEC bested its best-ever win total in non-conference games of 47 set in 2007.