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Old 08-15-2017, 01:01 PM
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Originally Posted by chadgates View Post
PAC might give the B1G a run for their money. Especially considering how poorly the B1G did in the bowl season.

Sagarin breaks it up by division, but here are his rankings for the 2016 season:

5 BIG 12
Seems Sagarin is giving too much credit to the Dinky Dozen (Big 12)
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Old 08-15-2017, 01:42 PM
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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Originally Posted by Chriscross309 View Post
Year of the Big XII!


SEC is still the best conference until they prove otherwise.
Well, it will certainly be interesting with Texas and Oklahoma both having shiny new head coaches. Also Okie State is supposed to be really good this year. It won't be long now!!!! (thank goodness)
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Old 08-22-2017, 11:59 AM
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I believe that the SEC is still the best conference, but has the ACC nipping their heels. I keep seeing people talking about the B1G, but let's be honest here... Outside of the top 3-4 teams in the B1G, they would all have sub .500 records in the SEC. I mean come on, imagine Minnesota having to play Bama, Auburn, LSU, Miss. St, Texas A&M, etc, every year.

Looking at this year, I believe the SEC will have 4 top tier type teams (Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia), 4 really good teams (Tennessee, Texas A&M, LSU, Miss. St), 3 okay teams (Kentucky, Arkansas, South Carolina), and the bottom dwellers (Ole Miss, Vandy, Missouri). When your worst team is going to be either Ole Miss or Mizzou (In my opinion), you are a very strong conference .

Looking at the ACC, I believe they will have 2 top tier teams (Florida State, Clemson), 4 really good teams (Pitt, Louisville, Virginia Tech, Miami), 4 okay teams (Duke, UNC, NC St., Georgia Tech), and the bottom dwellers (Virginia, Boston College, Syracuse, Wake Forest). A lot of good teams, but only a couple that would be good enough to possibly make the Playoffs. Bottom is really, really weak.

Looking at the B1G, I believe they will have 3 top tier type teams (Ohio St, Wisconsin, Penn St), 5 really good teams (Michigan, Iowa, Nebraska, Northwestern, Minnesota), and the bottom dwellers (Indiana, Maryland, Rutgers, Illinois, Purdue, Michigan St.). Very top heavy, lot of garbage at the bottom.

Looking at the Pac-12, I believe they will have 3 top tier teams (USC, Washington, Stanford), 2 really good teams (Colorado, Utah), 4 okay teams (UCLA, Oregon, Washington St, Arizona St), and the bottom dwellers (Cal, Oregon St, Arizona). Top is really good, middle and bottom not so much.

Looking at the Big 12, I believe they will have 2 top tier teams (Oklahoma, Oklahoma St), 2 really good teams (West Virginia, Kansas St), 3 okay teams (Texas, Baylor, TCU), and the bottom dwellers (Iowa St, Kansas, Texas Tech). Top and middle are okay, bottom is garbage.

Note: Top Tier meaning possible playoff birth, really good meaning run at conference championship, okay being bowl teams, bottom dwellers being garbage.

So, I would still rank the SEC first, followed by the ACC, B1G, Pac-12, Big-12. Of course, I will probably be wrong....
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