In a roundtable, the Dallas Morning News writers that cover college football agreed — the Big 12 either is or has a chance to be better than the SEC this season.
It’s not an implausible possibility. Outside of Alabama and Georgia, who in the SEC can be classified as a good team? The SEC East has somehow gotten worse, and the SEC West isn’t looking as strong as it normally is with LSU in the middle of a down year.
Now, this can all change in the blink of an eye. TCU could sustain three injuries on the offensive line and have that offense flounder. A talented but struggling team like A&M or LSU could catch fire and give the SEC another strong team.
But as of right now, Week Six in the season, it’s not unreasonable. Alabama is playing at a national championship level. Georgia is running roughshod over people. However, Oklahoma has the best win of the season and is looking like a national contender themselves when healthy. Oklahoma State has a loss but is still an amazing offense, TCU is looking great, and the bottom of the SEC is looking downright pathetic compared to the bottom of the Big 12.
The numbers and the eye test don’t lie — the Big 12 is better.