College Football 2012: Power Ranking Every Conference by Starting Quarterbacks

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College Football 2012: Power Ranking Every Conference by Starting Quarterbacks
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Matt Barkley may be the top QB in the nation, but where does the Pac-12 rank in terms of starting QB's against the nation's other conferences?

When formulating preseason predictions for college football teams, undoubtedly, one of the first factors considered is projecting the strength of a team’s quarterback play. 

This isn’t surprising for a number of reasons—mainly because quarterback is the most important position on the field and great play from that position can mask several weaknesses and help turn ordinary teams into ones capable of competing for championships in their respective leagues. 

The phenomenon of conference supremacy is fairly recent, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t one of the most vigorously debated subjects in college football. 

Obviously, the SEC is at the forefront of the debate, but will they be on top when it comes to producing quality quarterbacks this season? 

Two leagues putting out NFL-caliber quality at the position are the Big 12 and Pac-12, but how will they fare with several big names departing?

Find out inside as I power rank every conference by the quality of their starting quarterback play.  

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