Study of Super Bowl rosters reveal SEC dominance
- by Doug Samuels 1 year ago
Add the Super Bowl rosters to the myriad of things that the SEC dominates.
Of the 140 players on the Super Bowl rosters (including injured reserve and practice squad players), 23 of them have come from the SEC (16% ). Both teams see the value in the conference. The Ravens have 12 players, and the 49ers have 11 from SEC schools on their roster.
Kentucky and Vanderbilt are the only two SEC schools that are not represented.
In terms of representation, the ACC and Big Ten each have 19 players represented. Interestingly, Minnesota is the only Big Ten school that is not represented. The Pac 12 and Big 12 have 16 and 12 players from their respective conferences.
According to College Football Talk, who did the research, Conference USA is the best represented non-BCS conference with seven players. 21 players come from non-FBS programs, two less than the SEC produced by themselves.
As far as individual schools go, Miami takes the top honor with seven players represented between the two franchises (five of which play for San Francisco). The schools that followed included Oregon (five), and Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Texas, Utah and Marshall each with four apiece.