The SEC was the best conference of the BCS era, but now that phase is over, and with an ACC team (Florida State) sitting on the throne as we transition into the College Football Playoff, perhaps a changing of the guard is in store?
Or perhaps it's not. The SEC did look pretty good in Week 1, after all, coming out victorious in high-profile games against the ACC (Georgia over Clemson) and the Big Ten (LSU over Wisconsin).
Was that enough for the SEC to retain its rightful spot at No. 1? Or did Alabama's struggles, for example, set the stage for another league to power through? Below that, how do all the group-of-five leagues stack up as we cross into an uncharted, playoff-having terrain?
There's only so much we can tell after the first week, but based on our preseason predictions and our early observations, here is a fluid ranking of the 11 FBS conferences in 2014. We'll keep you updated with a new list every week throughout the season.
Sound off below and let me know where you disagree.
Note: All ranking info refers to the Week 2 Associated Press Poll