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Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops made some critical comments recently about the SEC and the idea that the conference is significantly better than the rest of college football, and in particular Stoops' home, the Big 12. "You can look at the top two, three, four, five, six teams, and you can look at the bottom six, seven, eight, whatever they are. How well are they all doing?" Stoops asked. "What'd we [the Big 12] have, eight of 10 teams in bowl games this year?" So we'll ask you, SportsNation. How do the SEC and Big 12 stack up heading into the 2013 season? Click the logos to set your ballot.

Playbook's DJ Gallo looks at some key criteria in the Big 12 vs. SEC debate

SEC vs. Big 12 teams

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If you want to know how fast college football's coaching carousel spins, look no farther than Tennessee, which hired Butch Jones on Friday, and Cincinnati, the school Jones left. The Volunteers have had four coaches in six seasons; the Bearcats have hired and lost three in the past eight. Jones, who earlier declined an offer from Colorado, was hired by the Vols after Jon Gruden and Charlie Strong turned them down. Will Jones satisfy the hopes of Tennessee fans eager to turn around the program's first three-year stretch of losing seasons in a century?

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If you've seen the video of Marcus Lattimore's leg injury, you know why people are talking about how bad it looked. If you haven't: It's not for everyone. (Note: Link goes to story with video of injury.) Athletes, coaches and commentators are wishing the South Carolina running back the best and hoping he can do what Willis McGahee did: come back from a serious injury in college to play in the NFL.

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SEC

The SEC has six of its members ranked in the preseason college football coaches' poll, led by LSU and Alabama, who sit No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. Will the Tigers retain their crown as conference champions? Where will the league's newest members, Missouri and Texas A&M, fall? Click the team logos to set your rankings!

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2012 SEC football teams

Alabama

Alabama

2011 overall: 12-1
2011 SEC: 7-1

Arkansas

Arkansas

2011 overall: 11-2
2011 SEC: 6-2

Auburn

Auburn

2011 overall: 8-5
2011 SEC: 4-4

Florida

Florida

2011 overall: 7-6
2011 SEC: 3-5

Georgia

Georgia

2011 overall: 10-4
2011 SEC: 7-1

Kentucky

Kentucky

2011 overall: 5-7
2011 SEC: 2-6

LSU

LSU

2011 overall: 13-1
2011 SEC: 8-0

Mississippi State

Mississippi State

2011 overall: 7-6
2011 SEC: 2-6

Missouri

Missouri

2011 overall: 8-5
2011 Big 12: 5-4

Ole Miss

Ole Miss

2011 overall: 2-10
2011 Big 12: 0-8

South Carolina

South Carolina

2011 overall: 11-2
2011 SEC: 6-2

Tennessee

Tennessee

2011 overall: 5-7
2011 SEC: 1-7

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

2011 overall: 7-6
2011 SEC: 4-5

Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt

2011 overall: 6-7
2011 SEC: 2-6

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Tobacco Road or Iron Bowl?

Alabama's championship makes it three in a row for the state. But is Alabama's football better than North Carolina's basketball, including 11 titles between Duke, North Carolina and NC State?

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What is college football's all-time flagship program?

Alabama's second national championship in the past three seasons makes it the program of the moment, and there is plenty of history beyond that in Tuscaloosa. But is Alabama the all-time No. 1? Below you'll find the 10 programs with the most all-time wins, along with five other programs that won national titles in the BCS era.

Greatest football programs

Alabama

Alabama

813 wins

Auburn

Auburn

703 wins

Florida

Florida

654 wins

Florida State

Florida State

459 wins

LSU

LSU

711 wins

Miami

Miami

552 wins

Michigan

Michigan

895 wins

Nebraska

Nebraska

832 wins

Notre Dame

Notre Dame

837 wins

Ohio State

Ohio State

797 wins

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

802 wins

Penn State

Penn State

811 wins

Tennessee

Tennessee

773 wins

Texas

Texas

845 wins

USC

USC

761 wins

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