On Wednesday’s edition of “The Herd,” Colin Cowherd made a bold declaration that the Big Ten is a stronger conference than the SEC. In Cowherd’s opinion, the SEC does not have a distinctive second-best program, while the Big Ten has four strong teams heading into 2017.

Cowherd’s claim has curious timing as the Big Ten just went 3-7 in bowl season, the worst record among the Power 5 conferences. The outspoken Fox Sports 1 host dismissed Penn State’s Rose Bowl loss to USC (52-49) and Michigan’s Orange Bowl loss to Florida State (33-32) as being road games due to the in-state venue advantage for the Trojans and Seminoles. He also stated that Ohio State is a better team than it looked against Clemson on Dec. 31, when it lost 31-0.

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Curiously absent from Cowherd’s comments are any references to the Music City Bowl or Outback Bowl, games in which the two conferences met head to head. Tennessee defeated Nebraska 38-24 on Dec. 30 and Florida thumped Iowa 30-3 on Jan. 2.