Dec 142012
 

Teams from the Big Ten and Southeastern conferences will meet in three bowl games this season. Historically the SEC has a solid record vs. the Big Ten in bowl games – besting them 40-24. Only the Pac-12 (43-36 vs. the Big Ten) holds more bowl wins over a conference.

Conference vs. Conference Bowl Records – (1901-2011)

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Note: The list only includes how current FBS conferences have fared against other conferences in bowl games.

Legend:

Cur. Level: The current level of play that the conference is affiliated with in college football.

FBS-AQ: A conference that is an automatic qualifier in the BCS.

Last Bowl: The last season (not calendar year) that the conferences met in a bowl game(s).

Last Win: The last season that the conference beat the other conference in a bowl game(s).

Maj W/L/T: The record a conference has vs. another conference in major bowl games. What are the major bowl games? I counted the BCS Championship, Fiesta Bowl, Orange Bowl, Rose Bowl, and Sugar Bowl as major bowl games; in addition the Cotton Bowl from its inception (1937) to 1995 was included.

Columns can be sorted by clicking on the titles in the header. You can search for a specific conference using the search box to the right.

ConferenceLevelvs. ConferenceLevelWLTWin Pct.Last BowlLast WinMaj WMaj LMaj T
Atlantic CoastFBS-AQBig 12FBS-AQ2600.25020112005020
Atlantic CoastFBS-AQBig EastFBS-AQ171600.51520112011230
Atlantic CoastFBS-AQBig TenFBS-AQ13900.59120112008130
Atlantic CoastFBS-AQPacific-12FBS-AQ7900.43820112006010
Atlantic CoastFBS-AQSoutheasternFBS-AQ173300.34020112010170
Atlantic CoastFBS-AQConf. USAFBS1001.00020102010
Atlantic CoastFBS-AQIndependentsFBS13720.63620112011100
Atlantic CoastFBS-AQMountain WestFBS0200.0002010
Atlantic CoastFBS-AQWest. AthleticFBS7500.58320102008
Atlantic CoastFBS-AQBig EightzDefunct8600.57119931993440
Atlantic CoastFBS-AQSouthwestzDefunct7500.58319941994110
Big 12FBS-AQAtlantic CoastFBS-AQ6200.75020112011200
Big 12FBS-AQBig EastFBS-AQ6600.50020112010320
Big 12FBS-AQBig TenFBS-AQ151300.53620112011230
Big 12FBS-AQPacific-12FBS-AQ161000.61520112011320
Big 12FBS-AQSoutheasternFBS-AQ92000.31020112007230
Big 12FBS-AQConf. USAFBS3100.75020052005
Big 12FBS-AQIndependentsFBS1100.50020092003
Big 12FBS-AQMid-AmericanFBS1001.00020042004
Big 12FBS-AQMountain WestFBS0100.0002005
Big 12FBS-AQWest. AthleticFBS1400.20020062004010
Big EastFBS-AQAtlantic CoastFBS-AQ161700.48520112011320
Big EastFBS-AQBig 12FBS-AQ6600.50020112011230
Big EastFBS-AQBig TenFBS-AQ2100.66720021993010
Big EastFBS-AQPacific-12FBS-AQ2500.28620082002010
Big EastFBS-AQSoutheasternFBS-AQ9700.56320112011240
Big EastFBS-AQConf. USAFBS6200.75020112010
Big EastFBS-AQMid-AmericanFBS6001.00020092009
Big EastFBS-AQMountain WestFBS2100.66720042003010
Big EastFBS-AQBig EightzDefunct3100.75019941994210
Big EastFBS-AQSouthwestzDefunct1001.00019951995100
Big TenFBS-AQAtlantic CoastFBS-AQ91300.40920112011310
Big TenFBS-AQBig 12FBS-AQ131500.46420112010320
Big TenFBS-AQBig EastFBS-AQ1200.33320022002100
Big TenFBS-AQPacific-12FBS-AQ364300.4562011201129340
Big TenFBS-AQSoutheasternFBS-AQ244000.37520112011250
Big TenFBS-AQConf. USAFBS0100.0002011
Big TenFBS-AQIndependentsFBS7500.58320052005310
Big TenFBS-AQMid-AmericanFBS2100.66720112011
Big TenFBS-AQMountain WestFBS0100.0002010010
Big TenFBS-AQWest. AthleticFBS10310.75020012001
Big TenFBS-AQBig EightzDefunct4100.80019851985210
Big TenFBS-AQSouthwestzDefunct3100.75019951991100
Pacific-12FBS-AQAtlantic CoastFBS-AQ9700.56320112011100
Pacific-12FBS-AQBig 12FBS-AQ101600.38520112010230
Pacific-12FBS-AQBig EastFBS-AQ5200.71420082008100
Pacific-12FBS-AQBig TenFBS-AQ433600.5442011201134290
Pacific-12FBS-AQPacific-12FBS-AQ1100.50019431943110
Pacific-12FBS-AQSoutheasternFBS-AQ7810.46920101989340
Pacific-12FBS-AQIndependentsFBS121120.52020042004762
Pacific-12FBS-AQMid-AmericanFBS1001.00020092009
Pacific-12FBS-AQMountain WestFBS5700.41720112008
Pacific-12FBS-AQWest. AthleticFBS7900.43820061997
Pacific-12FBS-AQSouthern Conf.zFCS3310.50019411941331
Pacific-12FBS-AQBig EightzDefunct5200.71419951985300
Pacific-12FBS-AQSouthwestzDefunct8310.70819941994311
SoutheasternFBS-AQAtlantic CoastFBS-AQ331700.66020112011710
SoutheasternFBS-AQBig 12FBS-AQ20900.69020112011320
SoutheasternFBS-AQBig EastFBS-AQ7900.43820112009420
SoutheasternFBS-AQBig TenFBS-AQ402400.62520112011520
SoutheasternFBS-AQPacific-12FBS-AQ8710.53120102010430
SoutheasternFBS-AQSoutheasternFBS-AQ101000.50020112011440
SoutheasternFBS-AQConf. USAFBS4100.80020102009
SoutheasternFBS-AQIndependentsFBS272730.5002006200614181
SoutheasternFBS-AQMid-AmericanFBS1200.33319971997
SoutheasternFBS-AQMountain WestFBS0200.0002008010
SoutheasternFBS-AQWest. AthleticFBS5300.62520072007200
SoutheasternFBS-AQMissouri ValleyzNon-FB5200.71419651965210
SoutheasternFBS-AQSouthern Conf.zFCS2210.50019531953220
SoutheasternFBS-AQBig EightzDefunct131910.409199519919120
SoutheasternFBS-AQBorderzDefunct0100.0001953
SoutheasternFBS-AQSouthwestzDefunct322630.5491991199120181
Conf. USAFBSAtlantic CoastFBS-AQ0100.0002010
Conf. USAFBSBig 12FBS-AQ1300.25020052000
Conf. USAFBSBig EastFBS-AQ2600.25020112011
Conf. USAFBSBig TenFBS-AQ1001.00020112011
Conf. USAFBSSoutheasternFBS-AQ1400.20020102010
Conf. USAFBSIndependentsFBS0200.0002011
Conf. USAFBSMid-AmericanFBS7800.46720092009
Conf. USAFBSMountain WestFBS4600.40020102008
Conf. USAFBSSun BeltFBS5400.55620112011
Conf. USAFBSWest. AthleticFBS9500.64320112011
Conf. USAFBSBig WestzNon-FB1200.33319991997
Mid-AmericanFBSBig 12FBS-AQ0100.0002004
Mid-AmericanFBSBig EastFBS-AQ0600.0002009
Mid-AmericanFBSBig TenFBS-AQ1200.33320112003
Mid-AmericanFBSPacific-12FBS-AQ0100.0002009
Mid-AmericanFBSSoutheasternFBS-AQ2100.66719971974
Mid-AmericanFBSConf. USAFBS8700.53320092005
Mid-AmericanFBSIndependentsFBS1300.25019751975
Mid-AmericanFBSMountain WestFBS3100.75020112011
Mid-AmericanFBSSun BeltFBS5300.62520112011
Mid-AmericanFBSWest. AthleticFBS2200.50020112011
Mid-AmericanFBSBig WestzNon-FB61000.37519961995
Mid-AmericanFBSSouthern Conf.zFCS3100.75019711971
Mid-AmericanFBSBorderzDefunct1100.50019501950
Mid-AmericanFBSSkylinezDefunct0100.0001961
Mountain WestFBSAtlantic CoastFBS-AQ2001.00020102010
Mountain WestFBSBig 12FBS-AQ1001.00020052005
Mountain WestFBSBig EastFBS-AQ1200.33320042004100
Mountain WestFBSBig TenFBS-AQ1001.00020102010100
Mountain WestFBSPacific-12FBS-AQ7500.58320112011
Mountain WestFBSSoutheasternFBS-AQ2001.00020082008100
Mountain WestFBSConf. USAFBS6400.60020102010
Mountain WestFBSIndependentsFBS2200.50020102010
Mountain WestFBSMid-AmericanFBS1300.25020112006
Mountain WestFBSSun BeltFBS1100.50020112001
Mountain WestFBSWest. AthleticFBS7300.70020112011010
Sun BeltFBSConf. USAFBS4500.44420112009
Sun BeltFBSMid-AmericanFBS3500.37520112010
Sun BeltFBSMountain WestFBS1100.50020112011
West. AthleticFBSAtlantic CoastFBS-AQ5700.41720102010
West. AthleticFBSBig 12FBS-AQ4100.80020062006100
West. AthleticFBSBig TenFBS-AQ31010.25020011992
West. AthleticFBSPacific-12FBS-AQ9700.56320062006
West. AthleticFBSSoutheasternFBS-AQ3500.37520071991020
West. AthleticFBSConf. USAFBS5900.35720112005
West. AthleticFBSIndependentsFBS4600.40020081984210
West. AthleticFBSMid-AmericanFBS2200.50020112009
West. AthleticFBSMountain WestFBS3700.30020112010100
West. AthleticFBSBig WestzNon-FB0100.0002000
West. AthleticFBSSouthern Conf.zFCS1001.00019641964
West. AthleticFBSBig EightzDefunct5800.38519951994220
West. AthleticFBSSouthwestzDefunct2200.50019951985

 

Some interesting conference vs. conference bowl game streaks and statistics…

Most Consecutive Conference Bowl Victories vs. another Conference

From 1996-2000 and again from 2004-2008, the Southeastern Conference (SEC) had an eight-game bowl winning streak vs. the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

Currently the SEC has a seven-game bowl win streak vs. the Big 12. The SEC and the Big 12 will face off once this bowl season, when Oklahoma (Big 12) and Texas A&M (SEC) play each other in the Cotton Bowl.

The Mid-American Conference (MAC) has struggled against the Big East and Conference USA in bowl games. Teams from the MAC have never beaten Big East teams in bowl games (0-6) and the MAC has lost their last six bowl games vs. Conference USA opponents. Ball State (MAC) and Central Florida (Conference USA) will meet in this year’s Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Most Conference Bowl Victories vs. another Conference in a Single Season

On six occasions a conference has had three victories vs. another conference in a single bowl season.

Season Conf. vs. Conf. W-L
2001 SEC Big Ten 3-0
2003 SEC Big 12 3-0
2008 Big 12 Big Ten 3-0
2009 SEC Big 12 3-0
2010 SEC Big Ten 3-1
2011 Big 12 Pac-12 3-0

 

Greatest Variety of Bowl Games Played in by the Same Two Conferences

Teams from the Big 10 and SEC have battled each other in 13 different bowl games. It’s the greatest variety of bowl games ever played in by the same two conferences. The Big Ten and SEC have met in the following bowl games: All-American Bowl, BCS Championship, Bluebonnet Bowl, Capital One Bowl, Chick-Fil-A Bowl, Garden Bowl, Gator Bowl, Independence Bowl, Liberty Bowl, Music City Bowl, Orange Bowl, Outback Bowl, and the Sugar Bowl. Notice that the conferences have never met in the other half of the BCS bowls (Fiesta Bowl and Rose Bowl).

 

Sources: College Football at Sports-Reference.comCollege Football Data Warehouse