2010 ACC and SEC Football Offensives

I've always been a pretty big history guy, particularly American history. A common illustration in any good history work is the battlefield map indicating offensive movements, defensive positions, battlefield locations, and major geographic features in the area. Over the past couple years, I've made a few battlefield maps showing the movements of ACC and SEC teams throughout the Southeast because the struggle between the ACC and SEC for recruits, fans, and media revenue is a war. Here's 2008's battlefield map:

Accsec08_medium

I'll give you a quick rundown of the map. It indicates the origin of the offensive team (base of the arrow), the location of the game site (point of the arrow), who won the battle, and what conference affiliate made the attack traveled to this site. There are some cities such as Atlanta where both conferences won games so a city like Atlanta would be designated a "draw". The gray states are states in which ACC and SEC schools reside, red states are only SEC teams, and blue states are ACC only. The 2008 and proceeding 2009 maps include bowl games:

Accsec09_medium

Notice the theme? Everything sort of funnels towards Atlanta. The Georgia Dome and Georgia Tech have become focal points for SEC incursions in neutral/ACC country. It's definitely attributable to a combination of traditional rivalries and recruiting. The 2010 map shows us the same sort of action. Teams wanting a piece of the ATL pie:

Accsec10_medium

Any thoughts? Did I miss a game or two in there? What ACC-SEC game are you most interested in watching?
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join From The Rumble Seat

You must be a member of From The Rumble Seat to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at From The Rumble Seat. You should read them.

Join From The Rumble Seat

You must be a member of From The Rumble Seat to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at From The Rumble Seat. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker