SEC/Pac-10 Showdown: Which Conference is Best?

Robbie MunroeCorrespondent ISeptember 14, 2007

There is a lot of talk swirling around college football about which conference is the best.  The obvious choices for many fans are the SEC and the PAC-10.  With California beating Tennessee in week 1, the PAC-10 wants recognition.  Lets approach this dilema...

One easy way to compare conferences is to look at the rankings.

USC is #1 in several polls.  Does that give the PAC-10 the edge over other conferences?

The SEC has 6 ranked teams in the current polls.  Clearly having half of your conference ranked in the top 25 gives you a boost in the conference rankings.

So which conference is #1?  Neither the SEC nor the PAC-10.

Check out the non-conference winning percentages after week 2:

Big 12 75% (18-6)

Big East 87.5% (14-2)

Big 10 81.8% (18-4)

PAC-10 81.3% (13-3)

SEC 82.4% (14-3)

Clearly, the Big East has been the best confence this year...with 7/8 undefeated teams going in to week 3 (talk about top to bottom)!  Each of these 5 conferences have at least 6 undefeated teams at the moment.  So who is the Big East playing in week 3?

West Virginia @ Maryland   Win 31-14

Cincinnati @ Miami (Ohio)

Pittsburgh @ Michigan State

Connecticut vs. Temple

South Florida...bye week

Louisville @ Kentucky

Rutgers vs. Norfolk St

Syracuse vs. Illinois (Illinois had one of the top recruiting classes)

I really don't see the Big East losing this week except for that last game.  Then again...Ron Zook is an awful coach.

Related

    Falk Opens Up on Hilinski: He Was an Amazing Person

    College Football logo
    College Football

    Falk Opens Up on Hilinski: He Was an Amazing Person

    Stefanie Loh
    via The Seattle Times

    Baker Fires Back at Critic Over Senior Bowl Tardiness

    College Football logo
    College Football

    Baker Fires Back at Critic Over Senior Bowl Tardiness

    Crimson And Cream Machine
    via Crimson And Cream Machine

    Details Emerge About Events Leading Up to Hilinski's Death

    College Football logo
    College Football

    Details Emerge About Events Leading Up to Hilinski's Death

    Joseph Zucker
    via Bleacher Report