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College Football Conference Rankings: Week 6

| by Sports Nickel
After the early part of the season saw the rise of the Mountain West and the WAC amongst the big boys of college football, we’ve seen the top four BCS conferences (Pac-10, SEC, Big Ten and Big XII) all overtake them in the conference quality tabulations. But that hardly means that either is a pushover when compared to the BCS. Both remain amongst the top six conferences in the country halfway through the season, still playing meaningful games and looking at the potential of having their respective conference champions both busting into the BCS yet again.

 

One thing that is unmistakable is the fact that both the WAC and Mountain West seem far worthier of BCS automatic qualification than either the Atlantic Coast or Big East conferences at this point. While the Atlantic Coast has steadied itself, it still has played just two more meaningful games than the WAC — and won one fewer to boot. And it is all about quality contests in this quotient.

Another thing of note. If we were in 2011, just look at how the Mountain West would fit into the standings. Keep in mind that they lose Utah to the Pac-10, and BYU to independence, but in the process they gain three legitimate contenders in Boise State, Nevada and Fresno State. How would this configuration of schools be doing if they were all together this season instead of next?

    MWC/WAC 10 52 6 9 0.400 3 11 0.214 6 0 1.000 55.8% 13.236

So even losing two of its cornerstone universities, the Mountain West looks as good as it ever has to receive an automatic bid once reevaluation of the BCS conferences comes up in a couple years. The conference is right there amongst the Big Ten and Big XII as the second tier of leagues. As we’ve seen all season long, the Pac-10 and SEC are in a class alone, with the west coast edging out the deep south once again this week. But with many a marquee game pitting top-25 schools against one another, the SEC has been charging hard up the standings once again…

So which conference is the best at this moment?

          NON-CONF BCS v. AP TOP 25 FCS GAMES    
RK LW   TEAMS GP W L PCT. W L PCT. W L PCT. % v. BCS/25 QUOTIENT
#1 ↔#1 Pacific 10 10 56 10 4 0.714 6 10 0.375 6 0 1.000 53.6% 43.286
#2 ↔#2 Southeast 12 68 8 4 0.667 9 15 0.375 4 1 0.800 52.9% 41.000
    SEC East 6 34 2 4 0.333 2 11 0.154 2 0 1.000 55.9% 5.197
    SEC West 6 34 6 0 1.000 7 4 0.636 2 1 0.667 50.0% 44.818
#3 ↔#3 Big Ten 11 62 7 5 0.583 4 10 0.286 9 1 0.900 41.9% 17.165
#4 ↑#5 Big XII 12 62 8 4 0.667 3 7 0.300 6 1 0.857 35.5% 14.972
    Big XII North 6 31 5 2 0.714 1 4 0.200 4 1 0.800 38.7% 8.143
    Big XII South 6 31 3 2 0.600 2 3 0.400 2 0 1.000 32.3% 6.667
#5 ↓#4 Mountain West 9 52 5 9 0.357 2 11 0.154 4 0 1.000 51.9% 9.115
#6 ↔#6 Western Athletic 9 50 4 9 0.308 2 8 0.200 5 1 0.833 46.0% 5.209
#7 ↔#7 Atlantic Coast 12 65 3 10 0.231 2 10 0.167 9 1 0.900 38.5% 2.618
    ACC Atlantic 6 33 1 5 0.167 1 5 0.167 4 0 1.000 36.4% 1.000
    ACC Coastal 6 32 2 5 0.286 1 5 0.167 5 1 0.833 40.6% 1.599
#8 ↓#7 Conference USA 12 66 3 17 0.150 0 5 0.000 6 0 1.000 37.9% 0.938
    C-USA East 6 32 1 9 0.100 0 3 0.000 2 0 1.000 40.6% 0.217
    C-USA West 6 34 2 8 0.200 0 2 0.000 4 0 1.000 35.3% 0.800
#9 ↔#9 Big East 8 41 2 11 0.154 0 5 0.000 9 0 1.000 43.9% 0.692
#10 ↔#10 Mid-American 13 75 3 22 0.120 0 9 0.000 8 2 0.800 45.3% 0.314
    MAC East 7 40 1 13 0.071 0 5 0.000 4 1 0.800 47.5% 0.000
    MAC West 6 35 2 9 0.182 0 4 0.000 4 1 0.800 42.9% 0.455
#11 ↔#11 Sun Belt 9 47 0 19 0.000 0 6 0.000 3 0 1.000 53.2% 0.000

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