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|
|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|
|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|