The SEC is a tough conference, but isn't as tough as their fans think it is.
If its so tough, how can a team like South Florida (Big East), who's only been playing football for 10 years go in to Auburn and win, the same Auburn that went to Florida and won, and the same Florida that went to LSU and won (all SEC). Miss State who also beat Auburn and Kentucky (all SEC), got trounced by West Virginia (Big East).
And its a bigger conference with 12 teams, and to compare the number of ranked teams they have to a conference like the Big East (like a lot of fans do) is hardly a fair comparison. The ACC, on the other hand, is a joke.
Hey, they still believe they won the Civil War down there, they can believe they have the best football in the country.