Chaos Rankings

Friday, January 12, 2007

You can't spell "best" with SEC

But you certainly can with Big East... Just for kicks, I took the score and rank for each conference's members and averaged them to see what happened. Presumably, what this shows is which conference is the best, top to bottom. Obviously, if you have quality team like Louisville, they're going to be counteracted by a lowly team like UConn, or Stanford vs USC. Because the results came out differently for average team rank and average team score, I decided to post both tables. Let the squabbling begin!

Rank
Conference
Avg. Team Rank
1Big East40.8750
2SEC43.8333
3Big XII52.3333
4Pac 1053.2000
5Big 1055.0909
6ACC55.6667
7MWC64.4444
8WAC66.0000
9IND70.5000
10CUSA70.9167
11MAC74.2500
12Sun Belt81.8750


Rank
Conference
Avg. Team Score
1Big East0.646618
2SEC0.621591
3Big 100.560662
4Big XII0.559831
5Pac 100.544633
6ACC0.521281
7MWC0.494875
8WAC0.474368
9CUSA0.446847
10MAC0.409292
11IND0.402631
12Sun Belt0.359208

2 Comments:

  • Just once I'd like to see a single computer ranking system or way of comparing conferences that puts the SEC on top. It's almost laughable how you can find evidence that just about any conference is better than the SEC.

    But really, I think they had a down year anyway.

    By Anonymous Tim, at 1/14/2007 7:42 PM  

  • You can fudge numbers to make them say whatever you want, but that doesn't make it true. Besides, the SEC only barely trails the Big East, and they're way ahead of the 3rd place team, so it's not like they had a bad year. But in a 12-team league, you're likely to be worse overall than an 8 team league simply because there are more teams. The Big East had WVU, Louisville, and Rutgers all ranked highly and USF and Cincy both won their bowl games as well. That only leaves 3 teams who didn't play in bowl games. Awful Syracuse and UConn, and a mediocre Pitt team. Whereas the SEC is getting pulled down by the likes of Ole Miss, Mississsippi State, and Vandy. Sure, they put 9 teams in bowl games, and even though Florida, South Carolina, LSU, Georgia, and Kentucky won, 'Bama, Arkansas, and Tennessee lost, and that's going to hurt your overall standing. If the SEC swept their bowl games, they'd probably be the best conference instead of the Big East.

    By Blogger Adam, at 1/15/2007 3:34 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home