Which conference is the best in college football?

SEC? Big Ten? Those seem to be the two most popular opinions. Of course, it does matter on how you define “best.”

When it comes to history, the B1G may come second to none. Earlier this week, Sports Illustrated ranked the top 10 programs in college football history.

Hint: The B1G did really well.

  1.  Alabama
  2. Ohio State
  3. Michigan
  4. Texas
  5. USC
  6. Notre Dame
  7. Nebraska
  8. Penn State
  9. Tennessee
  10. Oklahoma

Again, to have four teams in the top eight is pretty good. The history that Ohio State and Michigan have are essentially the best the sport has to offer. Alabama’s is good as well of course, and the recent stretch under Nick Saban is probably what vaults the Tide to No. 1.

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Also, if Michigan ever wants to jump Ohio State, it will probably have to beat the Buckeyes. The Wolverines haven’t done that since 2011.

Sports Illustrated’s entire article, with explanations, can be found here.