How's your conference doing? Comparing the FBS conferences -- Week 7

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Time for another additon of "How's your conference doing?"  This is where we take a look at the FBS conferences performance against each other, and against non-FBS schools.  It gives us a general indicator of conference strength, something a bit more reliable than just a galance at the polls.

This week, I have done something different and added the number of teams from each conference ranked in the top 25 of either the AP, Coaches or Harris polls.  If a team from that conference is ranked in the top 25 of any of those three, they count in that column.

A few interesting notes:

  • The Pac-10 has by far the fewest games against non-BCS competition, but it is also 8th in winning %, and has only 2 ranked teams.  How's that tough scheduling working out for you?
  • The Big 12 is 0-4 against the ACC.  The Big East and Conference USA have better records against the ACC.
  • Only 1 conference has a winning record against the SEC -- the Big 12 is 1-0.
  • The Pac-10 is 0-3 against the Big 12, and 1-6 (!) vs. the Mountain West.
  • The Big 10 hearts the MAC (9-2).  The SEC thinks C-USA is pretty (6-0).

Have fun with it!




FBS (including BCS) BCS (Conferences) Other

Rank Conference Last Rank W L % TTL FBS W L % TTL BCS W L % TTL Other # Ranked Remarks
1 SEC 1 21 5 .808 26 5 4 .556 9 7 0 1.000 7 5 Still strong
2 Big 12 2 28 10 .737 38 7 8 .467 15 10 0 1.000 10 6 More ranked teams
3 Big Ten 2 23 10 .697 33 5 5 .500 10 8 0 1.000 8 3 Distant third
4 ACC 5 18 10 .643 28 9 7 .563 16 14 0 1.000 14 3 Second best against BCS
5 Mountain West 4 17 10 .630 27 8 4 .667 12 6 1 0.857 7 3 Best against BCS
6 Big East 6 15 12 .556 27 6 7 .462 13 7 0 1.000 7 2 Looking weak
7 Independents (FBS) 9 9 12 .429 21 5 8 .385 13 3 1 0.750 4 0 0 ranked teams
8 Pac-10 7 11 15 .423 26 5 6 .455 11 2 0 1.000 2 2 Weaker than Big 10
9 WAC 8 10 17 .370 27 4 11 .267 15 7 0 1.000 7 1 Better than last
10 Mid-American 11 11 28 .282 39 4 22 .154 26 8 0 1.000 8 1 As expected
11 Conference USA 10 9 27 .250 36 2 19 .095 21 7 0 1.000 7 0 .095 vs. BCS
12 Sun Belt 12 5 21 .192 26 2 15 .118 17 3 0 1.000 3 0 Bringing up the rear

















Note: Games don't always add up because in-conference games are excluded

 

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