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    CBS Sports 120 Conference Rankings

    Cyclone Fanatics,

    The media will have you believe this is a down year for the Big XII and that its not a top level conference this season, this is not the case if you do the math on the average rankings based on last weeks CBS Sports 120 which ranks all FBS Teams from top to bottom.

    Below is an explanation: Conference, Average Rank of Teams (AR), T25 = # of Teams in Top25, B25 = # of Teams in Bottom 25, Hi# = Highest Ranked Team, Low# = Lowest Ranked Team. Ok here we go.

    #1 - BigXII - AR=37(37.083); T25-4; B25-0; Hi#6-Mizzou; Low#87-Kansas
    #2 - SEC - AR=38(37.5); T25-6; B25-0; Hi#2-Auburn; Low#95 Vanderbilt
    #3 - Pac10 - AR=43(42.6); T25-4; B25-1; Hi#1 Oregon; Low#106 WSU
    #4 - Big10 - AR=43(43.1818); T25-4; B25-1; Hi#5 MSU; Low#116 Minnesota
    #5 - ACC - AR=48(47.9167); T25-3; B25-1; Hi#14 FSU; Low#98 Duke
    #6 - FBS-I - AR=58(58.33); T25-0; B25-0; Hi#41 Navy; Low#88 Army
    #7 - BigEast - AR=63(62.625); T25-0; B25-0; Hi#48 Pitt; Low#83 UConn
    #8 - WAC - AR=66(65.78); T25-2; B25-2; Hi#3 BSU; Low#118NMSU
    #9 - Mt.West - AR=67(67.33); T25-2; B25-3; Hi#4 TCU; Low#120 New Mexico
    #10 - C-USA - AR=76(76.4167); T25-0; B25-4; Hi#29 ECU; Low#112 Memphis
    #11 - MAC - AR=96(96.33); T25-0; B25-6; Hi#53 NIU; Low#119 Akron
    #12 - SunBelt - AR=104(104.33); T25-0; B25-7; Hi#76 Troy; Low#117 WKU

    Boy am I glad I don't watch college football in New Mexico, #118 New Mexico State and #120 New Mexico, ouch! Well chew on that and tear it apart.

    Batchy



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    Re: CBS Sports 120 Conference Rankings

    The media only wants to know if one of the traditional best teams in the conference is a national title contender.



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    Re: CBS Sports 120 Conference Rankings

    I don't see why the Big 12 is higher than the SEC...Your post says the SEC has 6 teams in the T25 to the Big 12's 4. Also, SEC has highest rank at #2, while Big 12 is at #6. The only thing the Big 12 is better at is lowest rank, SEC has #95, while Big 12 has #87.



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    Re: CBS Sports 120 Conference Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffreyisu View Post
    I don't see why the Big 12 is higher than the SEC...Your post says the SEC has 6 teams in the T25 to the Big 12's 4. Also, SEC has highest rank at #2, while Big 12 is at #6. The only thing the Big 12 is better at is lowest rank, SEC has #95, while Big 12 has #87.
    It's listed by Average Rank.



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    Re: CBS Sports 120 Conference Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue52 View Post
    The media only wants to know if one of the traditional best teams in the conference is a national title contender.
    This



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    Re: CBS Sports 120 Conference Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue52 View Post
    The media only wants to know if one of the traditional best teams in the conference is a national title contender.
    Agreed. The Oklahoma loss to Missouri + the Nebraska loss to Texas + the Texas loss to Iowa State = The Big XII sucks in the eyes of the national media.

    While we all know that isn't the case it is what it is.

    It doesn't seem like the national media is that high on the SEC either. I am thinking that Florida completely tanking this season has A LOT to do with that. Well.... the exception being Kirk Herbstreit since it is pretty clear that he wants to have a threesome with Cam Newton and Nick Saban.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonestate78 View Post
    Agreed. The Oklahoma loss to Missouri + the Nebraska loss to Texas + the Texas loss to Iowa State = The Big XII sucks in the eyes of the national media.

    While we all know that isn't the case it is what it is.

    It doesn't seem like the national media is that high on the SEC either. I am thinking that Florida completely tanking this season has A LOT to do with that. Well.... the exception being Kirk Herbstreit since it is pretty clear that he wants to have a threesome with Cam Newton and Nick Saban.
    The SEC East is really down this year. With as bad as Georgia started out, they are right there in the running for the East and South Carolina is leading the East. Heck, Georgia lost to Colorado for crying out loud. On the flip side, the West is loaded with Ark, LSU, Alabama, and Auburn.


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    Re: CBS Sports 120 Conference Rankings

    Perception (media) is also about pandering to your constituency. Besides DSM, the local media is always infatuated with the local conference.



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    Re: CBS Sports 120 Conference Rankings

    Weird where the Big Ten ends up. It seems to me like that's the conference that the media is slobbering this year.



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    Re: CBS Sports 120 Conference Rankings

    Is Minnesota really worse than Kansas?



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    Re: CBS Sports 120 Conference Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    Is Minnesota really worse than Kansas?
    I would say they are about equal, and it would be an extremely ugly game to watch if they played each other this year.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    Is Minnesota really worse than Kansas?
    Come on now!!! Kansas has TWICE as many wins as Minnesota (2).



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    Re: CBS Sports 120 Conference Rankings

    College Football Rankings - CBSSports.com

    Strength of Schedule
    1 Illinois
    2 San Jose State
    3 Iowa State
    4 Auburn
    5 Arkansas
    8 Missouri
    11 Oklahoma

    15 Michigan State
    18 Iowa

    19 Texas A&M
    21 Kansas State
    25 Colorado
    34 Nebraska

    38 Wisconsin
    41 Penn State

    44 Texas
    46 Michigan
    48 Minnesota

    50 Baylor
    51 Texas Tech

    52 Ohio State
    54 Oklahoma State
    57 Kansas

    60 Purdue
    83 Indiana
    92 Northwestern

    102 Oregon


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    Quote Originally Posted by ahaselhu View Post
    This
    What is all "This" suposed to mean.



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    Re: CBS Sports 120 Conference Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by bobbomo View Post
    College Football Rankings - CBSSports.com

    Strength of Schedule
    1 Illinois
    2 San Jose State
    3 Iowa State
    4 Auburn
    5 Arkansas
    8 Missouri
    11 Oklahoma

    15 Michigan State
    18 Iowa

    19 Texas A&M
    21 Kansas State
    25 Colorado
    34 Nebraska

    38 Wisconsin
    41 Penn State

    44 Texas
    46 Michigan
    48 Minnesota

    50 Baylor
    51 Texas Tech

    52 Ohio State
    54 Oklahoma State
    57 Kansas

    60 Purdue
    83 Indiana
    92 Northwestern

    102 Oregon
    By the end of the year you would have to think we would be #1. Illinois doesn't have a tough game left while we still have Mizzou and Nebraska



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