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Urban Meyer Reveals Why SEC Has Advantage Over The Big Ten

Urban Meyer on the sideline of Ohio State's Fiesta Bowl vs. USC

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 31: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes watches the action during the second half of the 2016 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Big Ten and the SEC have two very different approaches toward the end of the college football regular season. One conference seems to make things very difficult, while the other makes thing easy.

Former Ohio State and Florida head coach Urban Meyer believes the SEC has the advantage over the Big Ten when it comes to Rivalry Week.

The SEC, which plays just eight conference games, has teams playing "cupcake" games in the second-to-last week of the regular season. Alabama and Auburn are playing teams like Western Carolina and Samford before the Iron Bowl.

The Big Ten, meanwhile, plays nine conference games. Ohio State played Penn State the week before facing Michigan. The Wolverines were on the road at Indiana.

"The SEC has the answer," Meyer explained.

Meyer said that he doesn't like it, but he's right. It's much better for a team like Alabama to play an easy opponent before a rivalry game, compared to Ohio State having to battle against Penn State.

We'll see if this comes into play this year.

Rivalry Week will be highlighted by Ohio State at Michigan, Alabama vs. Auburn and Oklahoma at Oklahoma State.