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Thursday, November 3rd 2005

Best Conference

This blog is turning into a college football clearinghouse…no wonder I never do any studying…

The Big East is not being included in this competition for obvious reseasons. The idea is to compare the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac 10, & SEC. I’m looking for interconference play (along with any games against Notre Dame). The score is the winning percentage of the teams the conference beat minus the LOSING percentage of the teams the conference lost to.

At current the best conferences are:

1. ACC — .375
2. Big 12 — .323
3. SEC — .210
4. Big 10 — .118
5. Pac 10 — .091
* That is what happens when one of your teams loses to Purdue. Take away that loss and the Pac 10 jumps the SEC and Big 10. But alas the Pac 10 is clearly the worst of the major conferences (I dare not see if they’re actually weaker than the Big East). As well, the ACC and Big 12 are, at current, in a class by themselves…and the SEC is overrated.

ACC

Major Opponent Beaten
Texas A & M 5 – 3
Colorado 6 – 2
Auburn 6 – 2
Winning %: .708

Major Opponent Lost To
Vandy 4 – 4
Nebraska 5 – 3
Wisconsin 8 – 1
Losing %: .333

Major Opponents Pending
Florida (v. Florida St.)
S. Carolina (v. Clemson)
Georgia (v. Georgia Tech)

Conference Strength Score: (.708 – .333) = .375
Major Interconference Record: 3 – 3

Big 12

Major Opponent Beaten
Iowa 5 – 3
Wake Forest 4 – 5
Ohio St. 6 – 2
Winning %: .600

Major Opponent Lost To
Miami 6 – 1
UCLA 8 – 0
Clemson 4 – 4
Losing %: .277

Conference Strength Score: (.600 – .277) = .323
Major Interconference Record: 3 – 3

Big 10

Major Opponent Beaten
North Carolina 3 – 4
Notre Dame 5 – 2
Kentucky 2 – 5
Arizona 2 – 6
Winning %: .413

Major Opponent Lost To
Texas 8 – 0
Notre Dame (x2) 5 – 2
Arizona St. 4 – 4
Iowa St. 5 – 3
California 6 – 2
Losing %: .295

Conference Strength Score: (.413 – .295) = .118 (or .120 if Notre Dame isn’t counted twice as a loss)
Major Interconference Record: 4 – 6

Pac 10

Major Opponent Beaten
Oklahoma 5 – 3
Arkansas 2 – 5
Notre Dame 5 – 2
Illinois 2 – 6
Northwestern 5 – 3
Winning %: .500

Major Opponent Lost To
LSU 6 – 1
Purdue 2 – 6
Notre Dame 5 – 2
Losing %: .409

Major Opponents Pending
Notre Dame (v. Stanford)

Conference Strength Score: (.500 – .409) = .091
Major Interconference Record: 5 – 3

SEC

Major Opponent Beaten
Wake Forest 4 – 5
Arizona St. 4 – 4
Winning %: .470

Major Opponent Lost To
Indiana 4 – 4
Georgia Tech 5 – 2
USC 8 – 0
Losing %: .260

Major Opponents Pending
Georgia Tech (v. Georgia)
Florida St. (v. Florida)
South Carolina (v. Clemson)
Notre Dame (v. Tennessee)

Conference Strength Score: (.470 – . 260) = .210
Major Interconference Record: 2 – 3

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