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    What conference is having a good year?

    All that seems to be being talked about is how the Big 12 is down, the Big 157669 is down. But looking around what conference is having a up year?

    The SEC is flat at best
    The Big 12 is down
    The Big 10 is down
    The Big East is the Big East
    The Pac 10 is the Pac 10

    I guess I dont understand how you can bring up the that conference is down when none of them seem to be great this year. There is paridy like never before in College FB and that is making every conference look down.



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    Re: What conference is having a good year?

    the pac-10 is up. just because usc is not rolling on through, doesnt mean the conference is way down. Oregon is up, so is Washington (they had nowhere to go but up), Oregon State, Cal, and Stanford.



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    Re: What conference is having a good year?

    Mountain West



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    Re: What conference is having a good year?

    This is a down year for college football in general.




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    Re: What conference is having a good year?

    I think it's tough to tell which conference are good until the bowl season



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    Re: What conference is having a good year?

    isn't it funny that when SEC teams beat up on each other it shows how tought the conference is but when Big 12/Pac 10 teams beat up on each other it shows the Big 12 is down?

    OSU and Texas beat Oklahoma so Oklahoma is down and sucks. Maybe since OSU beat Georgia they are a pretty good team



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    Re: What conference is having a good year?

    ACC looks down compared to the start of the season. I think the Pac-10 and Big East look better across the board than in past seasons. Big 10 looks pretty bad as does the Big 12 sans Texas.


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    Re: What conference is having a good year?

    Quote Originally Posted by rdubbs View Post
    I think it's tough to tell which conference are good until the bowl season
    But then Big 10 fans just tell you that bowl stats don't really matter in judging conference strength.

    Media feels the same way. The Big East has a very strong bowl record over the past 3-4 seasons, yet they still take it on the chin in the court of public opinion.


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    Re: What conference is having a good year?

    Conferences being down is really a figment of media fabrication.

    Big XII is down because the North teams all have glaring weaknesses.
    Big Ten is down because Iowa is actually undefeated.
    SEC is not necessarily down, but more boring than people would like to admit.
    Big East is probably the most balanced/dangerous conference with WVU, Pitt, USF and Cincy.
    ACC is about the same as normal. A lot of decent teams but no outstanding ones.
    Pac 10 is better than most give it credit for, but USC having (omg!) 2 losses already has the conference written off.

    Mountain West continues to be a good BCS alternative. Wonder how long before Boise tries to join it.



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    Re: What conference is having a good year?

    Quote Originally Posted by d4nim4l View Post
    Mountain West continues to be a good BCS alternative. Wonder how long before Boise tries to join it.
    This would be very interesting. With TCU, Utah, Boise St., and BYU, they would have a legit contender or two every year, with the winner being able to make a decent claim they are one of the best teams in the country.


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    Re: What conference is having a good year?

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    All that seems to be being talked about is how the Big 12 is down, the Big 157669 is down. But looking around what conference is having a up year?

    The SEC is flat at best
    The Big 12 is down
    The Big 10 is down
    The Big East is the Big East
    The Pac 10 is the Pac 10

    I guess I dont understand how you can bring up the that conference is down when none of them seem to be great this year. There is paridy like never before in College FB and that is making every conference look down.

    You forgot the ACC, which is definitely not having a strong year.



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    Re: What conference is having a good year?

    I personally believe that the Big 10 is up from last year. Either that or the Big 12 is down so far that the Big 10 appears to be up. Outside of Texas, there isn't anyone in the Big 12 right now that we can call top notch.

    Personally, though I would like to see the Big 12 get stronger again, I like balance that we are seeing this year. Except for Texas, no one has safe any week right now. It makes the race to the championship game more interesting.



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    Re: What conference is having a good year?

    Quote Originally Posted by jaretac View Post
    I personally believe that the Big 10 is up from last year. Either that or the Big 12 is down so far that the Big 10 appears to be up. Outside of Texas, there isn't anyone in the Big 12 right now that we can call top notch.

    Personally, though I would like to see the Big 12 get stronger again, I like balance that we are seeing this year. Except for Texas, no one has safe any week right now. It makes the race to the championship game more interesting.
    What we really need is a comparable team in the North. While the race to the championship game is exciting, the championship game is essentially just one more game for the super awesome team to screw everything up at. It's not so much a game for the title as a "lets see if Texas can manage not to shoot themselves for one more week"


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    Re: What conference is having a good year?

    If the Mountain West were to add Boise then they may actually have a claim to get an automatic bid. Maybe we could get some sort of BCS conference qualifier system. Use the sagarin or computer polls to find the best 6 conferences each year and award them with an automatic bid the next year, similar to how it is done in wrestling now. This would give the smaller conferences a shot and prevent conferences from getting spots when they are down for several years. Individual teams could still earn the at large spots but don't award a conference that doesn't deserve it.



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