College Football Conference Rankings: Week 6

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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

College Football Conference Rankings: Week 6 is a post originally from: SportsNickel.com - In Sports We Trust

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