Sunday, December 6, 2009

2009 Week 14 College Conference Rankings

With the end of the pre-bowl season, save the Army/Navy game, we can now take a look at how each conference fares.

The SEC is far and away the best conference this year with a nearly 5 point margin over #2 when looking at the average rating.  There is a group of 4 covered by just 1.4 ratings points behind them with the Pac-10 having a bunch of good teams and just one very bad one, while the Big-12 has several not so good teams pulling their average down.

The Big-Televen does manage to stay ahead of the non-BCS schools but clearly is not very strong this year and it is a bit of a travesty that they get two teams in the BCS.  For those looking for support of TCU over Boise State, there is over a 2.5 point margin between the Mountain West and the WAC.

The Sun-Belt appears to hardly deserve to be in the FBS/I-A with an average less than the low of the top 6 conferences (save WSU) and a high that is worse than the average of the top-6.  They do get to serve as the doormat teams for the SEC with 10 of their 32 FBS non-conference games being against the SEC, twice as many as any other conference.

Rank
Conference
Average
High
Low
Rank
Conference
Average
High
Low
1
SEC
78.163
92.097
63.260
2
Pac-10
73.585
82.448
54.866
3
Big-12
73.196
86.546
63.521
4
ACC
72.997
82.632
63.654
5
Big-East
72.227
81.404
62.433
6
Big-Televen
69.426
78.419
62.113
7
Mountain-West
66.873
85.388
52.433
8
Independent
65.728
71.945
55.161
9
WAC
64.282
81.842
51.100
10
C-USA
63.138
72.417
52.888
11
MAC
60.081
72.599
45.637
12
Sun-Belt
56.734
68.289
45.536