College Football – If You Thought SEC Was the Toughest NCAA Conference, Think Again

There is such a lot of buzz and publicity about the Southeast Conference-otherwise called the SEC-you would think there could be no other NCAA football gatherings that can analyze.

Indeed, even Jeff Sagarin in his Sagarin Ratings records the SEC as the top meeting with a focal imply (that is Sagarin math talk) of 79.89 with the Pacific 10-otherwise called the Pac 10-second at 79.19. On a size of 100 the thing that matters is 70/100ths of 1, or adequately close to not have an effect in my psyche.

Positioned eleventh among Division 1A meetings is Conference USA at 58.88. Three 1AA meetings are then appraised over the last 1A gathering the Sun Belt-at 58.26.

Sagarin rates the entirety of the 242 individual 1A and 1AA groups and afterward consolidates them among meetings to show up at these figures.

I read different components into his numerical equation for choosing which meeting is the hardest (best) gathering.

Realizing that the SEC is army for booking Division 1AA groups in its non-gathering plan, I speculate that the SEC’s solidarity of timetable (the nature of its rivals) may not be as solid. Turns out that I am correct.

The “extreme” SEC played precisely 10 Division 1AA adversaries this season, more than some other gathering in the country. By correlation, the Big 12 played 10, the ACC and Big Ten played 7 games, the Big East 6, and the Pac 10 just 2.

At the point when I include the strength of timetable for the 12 SEC groups I get a normal of 30 contrasted with a normal strength of timetable of 14 for the Pac 10. Who plays the harder timetable between the main two canines? It is effectively the Pac 10.

In case you are pondering, the group that has played the hardest timetable during the initial 12 weeks of the 2007 school football season is the Washington Huskies, and that is the reason they are positioned No. 1 among the 242 Division 1A and 1AA schools.

For the record, Nebraska is No. 2, Stanford No. 3, California No. 4 and Colorado No. 5, so 3 of Top 5 groups in strength of timetable are from the Pac 10. คาสิโนยูฟ่า

Kindly, don’t give me this trash about the SEC playing the hardest timetable. Current realities and measurements say something else.

One more intriguing reality of note is this: Since the NCAA set up the Division 1A and 1AA partition in 1978, just 5 Division 1A schools have not played a Division 1AA school: Washington, Southern California, UCLA, Michigan State and Notre Dame. Again 3 of the 5 groups come from the Pac 10.

The SEC as of now has 7 of its 12 groups with at least 7 successes and bowl qualified by NCCA guidelines, and presently you know one reason why.

It is a similar motivation behind why Hawaii is unbeaten at 10-0, having crushed two 1AA schools in filling out its great success record while piling up the 153rd hardest timetable against the other 119 Division 1A schools.

Here and there a 1AA school can beat a 1A school (like Appalachian State beating Michigan at home 34-32), not on the grounds that they are fundamentally better but since the 1A school didn’t view them in a serious way.