Interesting tidbits are scattered all over cyberworld. Little facts that reveal the truth of history. One truth is that SEC fans are the best in the land. 7 of the top 16 team leaders in attendace were from the SEC. Anyone else have anything close? I wonder who they are? Why don't you tell us about that great SEC attendance, Anna?
16 South Carolina
The polls from 1869 to 1935 the polls are retroactive in picking National Champions. The AP reigned from 1936-1949 and since 1950 everybody and their mother have been picking NC's. Only 3 Bama NC's are consensus?
There have been several "Greatest Team Ever" to play through the years. Can you actually compare the Nebraska and Oklahoma's of the 70's against the FSU's of the 90's or even the Notre Dame's of the 1940's. Has technology, coaching and conditioning really changed that much? 2 out of 3 maybe.
The technological advancement of healthcare has vastly improved recovery time and effectiveness. My first ACL scar is almost two inches long on my right knee and the scar from the second surgery 3 years later is less than an inch. Conditioning has increased the speed of the game every year. I believe the greatest coaches back then could have been successful today because the best ones always adapt.
Well since I made you read that, who is the best ever? I will leave that completely open but I'll tell who the best in my lifetime is. *they must be undefeated*
Best Teams in the SEC from 1980 til now..........Georgia 80, Alabama 92, Auburn 2004
Imagine the swarming Crimson D of 92 againts the monster Auburn offense of 2004. Auburn would have won since the Tiger D would have shut down Barker, Lassic & Co. Chizek & Borges made all the difference in the world. Imagine Bama or AU's defense against Herchel & Buck.
2004 Tigers 23
1992 Cheatin' Tide 13
1980 Dawgs 20
1992 Cheatin' Tide 24
2004 Tigers 34
1980 Dawgs 13 (Jr would do it again)
Greatest teams of all include the above plus Florida State of 1999, Nebraska of 94-95, and Miami of 2001. Nebraska was the most physically imposing team I have ever seen and Peter Warrick was unreal in 1999.