The Big Ten has replaced SEC as the “most overrated” conference in college football, according to USA Today‘s Dan Wolken.
On Thursday, the preseason Amway Coaches Poll was released, which featured four Big Ten teams ranked in the top-4, which is usually the case annually for the SEC. Instead, only Alabama, the top-ranked team in college football, made the top-10. The four Big Ten teams — Ohio State (2), Penn State (6), Michigan (9), Wisconsin (10).
Per USA Today:
While the SEC boasts the nation’s No. 1 team in Alabama, the coaches have put four Big Ten teams in the top 10 to start the season.
Four teams from the conference that hasn’t scored a single point in two consecutive appearances in the College Football Playoff.
Four teams from the conference that face-planted during the most recent bowl season, going 3-7.
LSU, Auburn and Georgia each made the top-15, while Tennessee ranked No. 24 to give the conference six ranked teams, which beats out the Big Ten’s four.
Still, there has been plenty of discussion surrounding both the ACC — three top-25 teams — and the Big Ten replacing as the SEC as college football’s top conference, especially with Clemson’s recent national championship.