If ever there was an off-season where the measure of conference supremacy became a hot issue in college football, this was it.
With the growing threat of conference expansion, nearly every major conference—and even some of the smaller ones—began to position itself as the dominant organization in college athletics.
But that was all off the field and concerned little more than revenue and marketability.
That's over and done with—for now at least.
Now we can concern ourselves with what is really important to the fans.
Which conference is most dominant on the field?
And while it won't get as much press as the issue of conference expansion, there is just as much moving and shaking among the nation's six major conferences.
Some conferences which have had little success recently are suddenly packed with contenders. The opposite is also true.
Here is a look at how I would rank the six major conferences based on 2010 preseason projections.