SEC, Pac-10 Lead The Way In Out-of-Conference Ratings

Posted by Scott Glesner on September-24-2009 Add Comments

After three weeks of college football, it is time to rank the conference strengths in out-of-conference play. This is one of the components in my Official Championship Game Ratings (OCGR), which will debut in possibly three weeks (depending on amount of games played by qualifying teams).

The SEC debuts at the number one spot. With only two losses (UGA to Ok. St. and Tenn. to UCLA), the SEC is flying high. However, of the 21 games played, only seven have been versus BCS opponents.

The Pac-10 surprises many with the No. 2 slot. The ability to beat the MWC teams has greatly improved the Pac-10 rating. The Big Ten side of the MAC sits in the third spot. Of the 32 out-of-conference opponents, 12 have come from the MAC (10-2).
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