Which Conference Dominates the Super Bowl?

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

As a follow up to Conference Championship Game Post, I'm going to do a bit of analysis on the construction of the Super Bowl Rosters.

Top Conferences Represented in the Super Bowl

1. SEC (23) - New York Giants (8) New England Patriots (13)

2. ACC (17) - New York Giants (13) New England Patriots (4)

Tie-3. Big Ten (14) - New York Giants (6) New England Patriots (8)

Tie-3. Division 1-AA (14) - New York Giants (10) New England Patriots (4)

5. Pac 10 (13) - New York Giants (8) New England Patriots (5)

6. Conference USA (12) - New York Giants (5) New England Patriots (7)

7. Big 12 (11) - New York Giants (2) New England Patriots (9)

Tie-8. Big East (5) - New York Giants (4) New England Patriots (1)

Tie-8. Independents (5) - New York Giants (2) New England Patriots (3)

10. Sun Belt (4) - New York Giants (3) New England Patriots (1)

Tie-11. WAC (3) - New York Giants (0) New England Patriots (3)

Tie-11. MAC (3) - New York Giants (2) New England Patriots (1)

Tie-11. D2 or Lower (3) - New York Giants (2) New England Patriots (1)

Dead Last: Mountain West with Zero Players Represented.

Masters of the Rankings

I could have done everyone, but than this would have been the only post for the day so we are limiting it to the top 25 players in the list at ESPN.

Big Ten - Tom Brady (1), Plaxico Burress (6), Mike Vrabel (9), Matt Light (14), Laurence Maroney (18), David Diehl (23)

SEC - Richard Seymour (4), Eli Manning (15), Gbril Wilson (21)

ACC - Chris Snee (10), Vince Wilfork (11), Dan Koppen (17)

D1-AA - Michael Strahan (5), Brandon Jacobs (19), Rodney Harrison (24)

Conference USA - Randy Moss (2), Asante Samuel (8)

Big 12 - Ty Warren (12), Wes Welker (13)

Pac 10 - Antonio Pierce (20), Tedy Bruschi (22)

Sun Belt - Osi Umenyiora (3)

WAC - Logan Mankins (7)

Independent - Justin Tuck (16)

Big East - Shaun O'Hara (25)

Top Teams Represented in the Super Bowl

1. Miami (6) - Vince Wilfork, Brandon Meriweather, Sinorice Moss, Jeremy Shockey, William Joseph, Jeff Feagles

Tie-2. USC (5) - Matt Cassel, Oscar Lua, Junior Seau, Steve Smith, Manuel Wright

Tie-2. LSU (5) - Kevin Faulk, Jarvis Green, Eric Alexander, Randall Gay, Corey Webster

Tie-4. Tennessee (4) - Donte' Stallworth, Kelley Washington, Rashad Moore, Gibril Wilson

Tie-4. Marshall (4) - Troy Brown, Randy Moss, Chris Hanson, Ahmad Bradshaw

9 Way Tie for 6th at 3 - Arizona, BC, Fresno St., Georgia, Georgia Tech, Memphis, Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn St.

Conclusion

The SEC dominated in total number of players in the Super Bowl, but the Big Ten clearly has the best players in the Super Bowl vastly outdistancing themselves from the competition based off that ESPN list. Additionally when you Miami on the top of the individual team list it just makes you wonder that much more how that program ever went in the tubes the past few seasons.

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5 comments:

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Auburn Elvis said...
4:43 PM  

Brandon Jacobs should be counted as a former Auburn player too.

Auburn Elvis said...
4:44 PM  

Randy Moss played in the Socon in I-AA and the MAC in I-A. He never played in C_usa

Anonymous said...
6:40 PM  

You're wrong so far.... Asante Samuel is from the University of Central Florida in CUSA.

Anonymous said...
11:49 PM  

List the rosters of both teams. Write beside the name the college they attended. Write the conference that college was in when that player played at that college.

I disagree that the best players come from the Big 10, when Eli Manning was the Only MVP of The 2008 Super Bowl.

BuLLdawg said...
5:00 AM  

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