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College Football Conference Power Rankings: Week 9

| by Sports Nickel
Trick… or treat? That’s what every conference had to wonder as Week 9 yielded more shock results for teams from Miami to Michigan State to Mizzou. Previously dominant teams came out in their best meek constumes, previous doormats arose to crow loudly as conference challengers, and a strange season got a little eerier with the results.

We head into November, the final month of college football’s regular season, with conference pictures across the land still as shrouded in fog as a punch bowl filled with dry ice. Everywhere you look, teams that we might’ve expected to be unmasked by now — Syracuse, Baylor, South Carolina and Hawaii among them — still come out as spooky as ever week after week and have swapped the costume of the creampuff for the look of a contender.

 By this point only four conferences of the eleven in NCAA’s top division can still boast an undefeated squad. The Spartans’ fall from grace in Iowa City and the Tigers’ tumble in Lincoln meant that both the Big Ten and Big XII lost some of their grandiosity in the bargain. Now just five of the 120 teams can boast an unblemished record two-thirds of the way through 2010 — Boise State (WAC/7-0), Oregon (Pac-10/8-0), Auburn (SEC/9-0) and the two Mountain West foes set to match up next weekend, TCU (9-0) and Utah (8-0).

With the Horned Frogs traveling to Salt Lake City next weekend, the Mountain West will be down to just one undefeated left, and college football will be down to four. Where does that put the conference standings in relation? Well, nothing has changed but the numbers in the quotient itself. We’re seeing a little separation of the top four BCS conferences, with the two at the top getting stronger and stronger and the gaps ballooning in between. The two preeminent non-AQ leagues are also separating themselves from the two BCS conferences which have sputtered most this year. The order may be the same, but where do they stand in relation to one another? Let’s find out…

          NON-CONF BCS v. AP TOP 25 FCS GAMES    
RK LW   TEAMS TTL GP W L PCT. W L PCT. W L PCT. % v. BCS/25 QUOTIENT
#1 ↔#1 Southeast 12 100 8 4 0.667 13 25 0.342 4 1 0.800 50.0% 69.810
    SEC East 6 50 2 4 0.333 3 16 0.158 2 0 1.000 50.0% 8.589
    SEC West 6 50 6 0 1.000 10 9 0.526 2 1 0.667 50.0% 78.947
#2 ↔#2 Pacific 10 10 79 10 4 0.714 7 17 0.292 6 0 1.000 48.1% 55.564
#3 ↔#3 Big XII 12 98 8 4 0.667 9 16 0.360 6 1 0.857 37.8% 41.769
    Big XII North 6 49 5 2 0.714 5 8 0.385 4 1 0.800 40.8% 27.198
    Big XII South 6 49 3 2 0.600 4 8 0.333 2 0 1.000 34.7% 15.206
#4 ↔#4 Big Ten 11 91 7 5 0.583 7 18 0.280 9 1 0.900 40.7% 31.629
#5 ↔#5 Mountain West 9 76 5 9 0.357 3 17 0.150 4 0 1.000 44.7% 13.060
#6 ↔#6 Western Athletic 9 72 4 9 0.308 3 11 0.214 5 1 0.833 37.5% 7.467
#7 ↔#7 Atlantic Coast 12 96 3 10 0.231 4 12 0.250 10 1 0.909 30.2% 5.159
    ACC Atlantic 6 48 1 5 0.167 2 6 0.250 4 0 1.000 29.2% 2.042
    ACC Coastal 6 48 2 5 0.286 2 6 0.250 6 1 0.857 31.3% 3.080
#8 ↔#8 Conference USA 12 98 5 18 0.217 0 6 0.000 6 0 1.000 29.6% 2.627
    C-USA East 6 48 2 10 0.167 0 4 0.000 2 0 1.000 33.3% 0.889
    C-USA West 6 50 3 8 0.273 0 2 0.000 4 0 1.000 26.0% 1.773
#9 ↔#9 Big East 8 62 2 11 0.154 1 6 0.143 9 0 1.000 32.3% 1.690
#10 ↔#10 Mid-American 13 114 3 24 0.111 0 9 0.000 8 2 0.800 31.6% 0.308
    MAC East 7 61 1 13 0.071 0 5 0.000 4 1 0.800 31.1% 0.000
    MAC West 6 53 2 11 0.154 0 4 0.000 4 1 0.800 32.1% 0.436
#11 ↔#11 Sun Belt 9 68 0 21 0.000 0 6 0.000 3 0 1.000 39.7% 0.000

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