Welcome to Bleacher Report's weekly college football State of the Union address, where we stack up each conference and break down where the power lies in the sport.
There is little surprise at which two conference are at the top: the SEC and the Pac-12. The SEC has four teams ranked the Top 11, while the Pac-12 has three, including two in the Top Five.
If all plays out as expected, the nation's two best conferences could be squaring off for the BCS title in January.
The ACC isn't far behind with Clemson and Florida State both looking like legitimate contenders. There is a bit of a drop-off after that, though, as the Big 12 and Big Ten haven't looked as strong as expected.
Check out those five conferences, as well as all the "little guys" in this week's conference power rankings.