Bowl Records, as Recognized by Las Vegas

Bowls Against the Spread

The Southeastern Conference didn't dazzle in bowl games this past season, going 5-5 against the pointspread, but the league remained the runaway leader in beating the number in postseason play since 2006.

SEC teams are 24-12 against spread the past four postseasons, easily the best record among Bowl Championship Series teams.

The Mountain West went 4-1 this past postseason, the best record of any league. The MWC improved its four-year record against the number to 11-8.

Then there is the Mid-American Conference, which is a dismal 3-14.

No team covered the spread this past season like Connecticut. The Huskies were 10-2 against the number, and if you include their victory as an underdog against South Carolina in the Papajohns.com Bowl, the Huskies finished 11-2.

Connecticut's strong record against the spread should come as no surprise. The Huskies beat the spread 55.8% of the time from 2000-08. The leader during that span was Boise State at 63%, and the Broncos were 9-5 against the number this past season.

San Jose State was only 2-10 against the spread, worst among Division I-A teams.

The straight-up records of each conference for the past four
postseasons are after the jump. Click a chart for an enlarged view.

Bowls Straight Up



Kyle Bunch

Partnerships for R/GA Ventures. Raised in California, adopted by Texas. Opinions expressed here are mine and they are fantastic.

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