So you know the Southeastern Conference finished a lackluster 6-6 in non-conference games over the first weekend of college football.
That is not a success rate to which SEC fans can relate.
They expect better and almost always get better.
So I thought it might be interesting to look and see how the other leagues did.
ACC: 10-2. Best win: FSU over Ole Miss. Worst loss: Richmond 37, Virginia 20. All hail the Richmond Spiders …
Big 10: 12-2. Best win: Wisconsin over LSU. Worst loss: Western Michigan 22, Northwestern 21. Those would be the Western Michigan Broncos …
Big 12: 7-3. Best win: Texas over Notre Dame. Worst loss: Northern Iowa 25, Iowa State 20. Those would be the Northern Iowa Panthers.
Pac 12: 7-5. Best win: Stanford over Kansas State. Worst loss: (a tie) Eastern Washington 45, Washington State 42 (those would be the EWU Eagles) and Alabama 52, USC 6 (That would be the, uh, Crimson Tide).
SEC: 6-6. Best win: Bama. Worst loss: South Alabama 21, Mississippi State 20.
Conference USA: 6-4. Best win: USM over Kentucky. Worst loss: Charlotte 14, Louisville 70.
American Athletic: 10-2. Best win: Houston over Oklahoma. Worst loss: Wake Forest 7, Tulane 3. (Final score, not a partial.)
Mountain West: 8-4. Best win: Honestly, there really wasn’t one. Worst loss: Hawaii 3, Michigan 63.
Mid-America: 6-6. Best win: Western Michigan over Northwestern. Worst loss: Albany 22, Buffalo 16. Those would be the University of Albany Great Danes.
Sun Belt: 6-5. Best win: South Alabama over State. Worst loss: Toledo 31, Arkansas State 10. Those Toledo Rockets, by the way, are really good.
SWAC: 1-6. Best (and only) win: Grambling 72, Lynchburg 12. Worst loss: The other six SWAC schools that played non-league games lost by a total score of 327-61. Ouch!