One hundred and thirty one of you voiced your opinion. The answer was heard loud and clear.. The SEC ran away with 58% of the vote, towering the competition. It’s not a surprise that the conference with five teams in the BCS top ten ended up on top. Alabama, Georgia, Florida, LSU, and Texas A&M have all been stellar this season. The SEC has dominated college football for the past decade. Several national championships in a row can do wonders for public perception. The other four conferences were up in the air. I had no idea of how they would shake out.
Coming in at number two was the Big XII with 34 votes at 26% of people polled. There is no doubt the run that Kansas State has helped the cause for their conference. Currently sitting at number six in the BCS standings, they have been the anchor for the league. Oklahoma, Texas, and Oklahoma State are other teams in the current BCS rankings.
The Third place conference is the PAC 12 with 10 votes at 8% overall. Oregon spent most of the season in the top two, but an overtime loss to Stanford has them sitting at number five in the nation. Stanford, UCLA, Oregon State, Arizona, and Washington are the other PAC 12 teams currently ranked in the BCS.
The B1G pulled in 5% with 7 votes. This is a flat out embarrassment for a conference full of traditional football powerhouses. Ohio State is undefeated this season, but due to a postseason ban are not eligible to be ranked in BCS standings. Nebraska has spun off several strong wins, and lands at #14. Michigan is the only other team found in the BCS rankings at 19th.
Number five goes to The ACC with 3 votes and 2%. Florida State is currently in the ten spot of the BCS poll, with Clemson at 11. It kind of makes me wonder how they ended up behind the B1G
Last and certainly least, The Big East with 1% and one vote. The most interesting stat with this pick is that there was actually someone who thought that the ACC was the best conference in college football. Rutgers and Louisville come in at #18 and #20 respectively.