The San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens are subject to hundreds of hours of over analysis as the two teams prepare for their Super Bowl XLVII matchup in New Orleans.
When looking at the rosters for both teams, there is one thing that stands out.
Not only does the Southeastern Conference have a stranglehold on the college football ranks, but their impact in the NFL continues to grow.
The SEC has owned the first-round of the NFL Draft and they have ruled the BCS for the past seven years, but now their presence is overwhelming in the NFL’s biggest game.
Among the 140 players who are members of the 49ers and Baltimore Ravens active rosters, injured reserve lists and practice squads, an impressive 23 players have come from the SEC ranks — 12 on the Ravens roster and 11 from San Francisco. The ACC and Big Ten are next in line with 19 players representing each conference.
Out of the fourteen teams in the SEC, only Kentucky and Vanderbilt do not have players representing them in the big game.
It is incredible to see the dominance the SEC has not only in college football, but now in the NFL. There can absolutely be zero doubt that the best and most dominating college conference in the land is the seven-time defending BCS National Champions.