SEC leads the way

Over the last five years, the SEC has posted the highest nonconference winning percentage (regular season and bowl games) in the country.

Since the start of the 2006 season, the SEC is 226-50 (81.9 percent). The Big 12 is second with a 198-74 record (72.8 percent).

In bowl games only, the SEC is 28-14 (.667) over the last five years, which goes back to the 2005 bowl season.

The SEC was 6-4 in bowl games last season. The Mountain West Conference had best bowl run a year ago with a 4-1 record. The Big East was second with a 4-2 mark.

Heading into the 2010 bowl season, the nonconference records (regular season and bowl games) for the last five years is shown in the chart.