Here are our power rankings organized by conference (power-5 only – sorry, @PAPN). Decide for yourself, using the old eyeball test, what the conference pecking order is. I’d make it SEC>ACC>PAC12>BIG10>BIG12.
Great way to see the distribution of talent in each conference. A few things that jump out to me:
– The gaps Alabama and Ohio State, and to a lesser extent OU, have over their conference rivals. Huge advantage for making it to the playoff.
– How crazy high variance the Big 10 is. Four teams are categorically worse than the rest of the P5 and 3 of them are in the Big 10. And 10 of their 14 teams are — eyeballing — bottom half of the P5? Good Lord.
– NCState is solidly in the top half of the ACC. I tend to forget them when talking up the other 5 teams. That ACC Atlantic is something.
– Getting close now…