Conf......# and teams....record.. %
Sun Belt (1)Fla. Atlantic 1-0 1.000
MWC (5)AF,BYU,NM,TCU,Utah 4-1 .800
SEC (9)Ala,Ark,Aub,Fla,Ga,Ky,LSU,MissSt,Ten 7-2 .778
Pac-10 (6)ASU,Cal,Ore,OSU,UCLA,USC 4-2 .667
Big East (5)Cin,Rut,UConn,USF,WV 3-2 .600
Big 12 (8)CU,KU,Mis,OU,OSU,Tex,TexA&M,TT 5-3 .625
BigTen (8)Ill,Ind,Mich,MichSt,OSU,PSU,Pur,Wis 3-5 .375
C-USA (6)EC,Hou,Mem,SMiss,Tul,UCF 2-4 .333
ACC (8)BC,Clem,FSU,GT,Mary,UVa.,VT,WF 2-6 .250
WAC (4)BSU,FresSt,Haw,Nev 1-3 .250
Independents (1)Navy 0-1 .000
MAC (3)BallSt,BG,CMich 0-3 .000
A few thoughts:
Rank 1. Most everyone knew the SEC was tough.. but only losing 2 games out of 9 (ARK and FL) ... wow, that is impressive.
Rank 2. Pac-10 did pretty good, it is tough NOT to put them ahead of the Big12, but I put them at a tie since the only head to head the Big12 won (TX vs ASU). If you take that out, imo, they are in solid at #2. They should only be mediocre next year as they will just be top heavy in USC.
Rank 2. Big12 did a great job representing. I didn't realize this but the only school not to travel from the south was Baylor (yikes!). The north did very well 2-1, considering the beating we take in the media before each year.
Rank 3. Big East. "smaller no-names" proved they can play.
Rank 4. Big11Ten. Again they burst their own media bubble in Dec and January. While I will never admit it gets old (watching them crap it down their leg), it is tiresome each pre-season to hear the hype.
These are just a few random thoughts I had about the bowls and I am glad it worked in my favor again this year for the smack talk I like to put out to my UofI 'friends'.
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Re: Conference Records
If that wasnt Lloyd Carr's last game, IMO, Michigan would have rolled over. That was a great game to watch!
Agree with your rankings
Re: Conference Records
I agree with your rankings. I think the Big 10's bubble was burst Week 1 of the year, and they proved that wasn't just a fluke.
SEC is clearly the best conference in the nation, followed by the Big 12/Pac 10, Big East, ACC and then Big 10.
I still put the ACC ahead of the Big 10, even though they had a slightly worse record, since Florida State was down 35 players and still hung with Kentucky, and Clemson took Auburn to overtime.