2010's Top Colllege Football Conferences

RB Michael Dyer  Auburn
RB Michael Dyer Auburn
QB Cameron Newton Auburn
QB Cameron Newton Auburn
RB Mark Ingram  Alabama
RB Mark Ingram Alabama
RB Stevan Ridley LSU
RB Stevan Ridley LSU
WR Chad Bumphis Miss. State
WR Chad Bumphis Miss. State
WR Omarius Hines Florida
WR Omarius Hines Florida
WR Cameron Kenny  Oklahoma
WR Cameron Kenny Oklahoma
WR Ryan Broyles Oklahoma
WR Ryan Broyles Oklahoma
SS Nick Moody Florida State
SS Nick Moody Florida State
WR Josh Chichester Louisville
WR Josh Chichester Louisville
LB Derrell Acrey Boise State
LB Derrell Acrey Boise State
QB Jeffrey Godfrey Central Florida
QB Jeffrey Godfrey Central Florida
WR Michael Floyd Notre Dame
WR Michael Floyd Notre Dame
SS Colin Jones TCU
SS Colin Jones TCU
RB Chad Spann Northern Ilinois
RB Chad Spann Northern Ilinois
WR Jerrel Jerigan Troy
WR Jerrel Jerigan Troy
WR TJ Graham NC State
WR TJ Graham NC State
RB Ronnie Hillman San Diego State
RB Ronnie Hillman San Diego State
WR Damaris Johnson Tulsa
WR Damaris Johnson Tulsa

Determining the Top Conference in College Football

Who is the best conference in college football this year? Well we all know that the SEC has taken home four straight national titles with three different teams (Alabama, LSU and Florida twice). But to determine which conference is the best you can't look at the conference play with in the conference you have to look at the conference as a whole and look at there out of conference records and who they played and the outcome. Some conferences play a tough out of conference schedule and some don't, but it all plays out in the end, however. So here are my top conferences of the 2010 college football season for week 12 and the top out of conference victories. It may surprise you on seeing how many teams within the Top 25 did not face each other in the regular season matchup, only a hand full of key marquee out of conference games and here some of those teams that faced each other this year: Boise State vs Va Tech/Florida State vs Oklahoma/Iowa vs Arizona/Arkansas vs Texas A&M/Miami(FL) vs Ohio State. And those are just some non conference matchups that went on between teams that are ranked right now. So here are my top college football conferences' of the 2010 season along with the bowl game as well.

1. SEC (46-12) - Best Teams:(Auburn, LSU, Alabama, Arkansas, South Carolina, Miss. State) Best Non Conference Wins: LSU 30, North Carolina 24/ Alabama 24, Penn State 3/ LSU 20, West Virginia 14/ Auburn 27, Clemson 24, OT/ Arkansas 24, Texas A&M 17/ Florida 38, South Florida 14/ Miss. State 47, Houston 24/ Ole Miss 55, Fresno State 38/ South Carolina 41, Southern Miss 13/South Carolina 29, Clemson 7/Georgia 42, Georgia Tech 34/ Bowl Game Wins: Capital One Bowl - Alabama 49, Michigan State 7/ Outback Bowl - Florida 37, Penn State 24/ Gator Bowl - Miss. State 52, Michigan 14/ Cotton Bowl - LSU 41, Texas A&M 24/ BCS Title Game - Auburn 22, Oregon 19

2. Big 12 (43-13) - Best Teams: ( Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma State) Best Non Conference Wins: Missouri 23, Illinois 13/ Oklahoma 47, Florida State 17/ Oklahoma State 65, Tulsa 28/ Nebraska 56, Washington 21/ Colorado 29, Georgia 27/ Kansas 28, Georgia Tech 25/ Kansas State 31, UCLA 22/ Colorado 31, Hawaii 13/ Bowl Game Wins: Alamo Bowl - Oklahoma State 36, Arizona 10/ Ticketcity Bowl - Texas Tech 45, Northwestern 38/ Fiesta Bowl - Oklahoma 48, Connecticut 20

3. Big Ten (38-14) - Best Teams: (Wisconsin, Ohio State, Michigan State, Iowa) Best Non Conference Wins: Ohio State 36, Miami(Fl) 24/ Wisconsin 20, Arizona State 19/ Michigan 30, Connecticut 10/ Michigan State 34, Notre Dame 31 OT/ Michigan 28, Notre Dame 24/ Northwestern 23, Vanderbilt 21/ Iowa 35, Iowa State 7/ Bowl Game Wins: Insight Bowl - Iowa 27, Missouri 24/ Sugar Bowl - Ohio State 31, Arkansas 26

4. Pac 10 (23-11) - Best Teams: (Oregon, Stanford, USC, Arizona) Best Non Conference Wins: Arizona 34, Iowa 27/ UCLA 34, Texas 12/ California 52, Colorado 7/ Oregon 48, Tennessee 13/ Stanford 37, Notre Dame 14/ Washington 41, Syracuse 20/ UCLA 31, Houston 13/ USC 49, Hawaii 36/ Bowl Game Wins: Holiday Bowl - Washington 19, Nebraska 7/ Orange Bowl - Stanford 40, Virginia Tech 12

5. ACC (34-24) - Best Teams: (Virginia Tech, NC State, Florida State, Miami(Fl), Maryland) Best Non Conference Wins: Miami(Fl) 31, Pittsburgh 3/ North Carolina 17, Rutgers 13/ NC State 30, Cincinnati 19/ Duke 34, Navy 31/ Maryland 17, Navy 14/ NC State 28, Central Florida 21/Florida State 31, Florida 7/ Bowl Game Wins: Champs Sports Bowl - NC State 23, West Virginia 7/ Military Bowl - Maryland 51, East Carolina 20/ Music City Bowl - North Carolina 30, Tennessee 27, 2OT/ Chick Fil A Bowl - Florida State 26, South Carolina 17

6. Big East (28-18) - Best Teams: (Connecticut, West Virginia, Pittsburgh) Best Non Conference Wins: West Virginia 31, Maryland 17/ Connecticut 40, Vanderbilt 21/ Rutgers 23, Army 20, OT/South Florida 23, Miami(Fl) 20, OT/ Bowl Game Wins: Beef O'Brady's Bowl - Louisville 31, Southern Miss 28/ Pinstripe Bowl - Syracuse 36, Kansas State 34/ Meineke Car Care Bowl - South Florida 31, Clemson 26/ BBVA Compass Bowl - Pittsburgh 27, Kentucky 10

7. WAC (25-18) - Best Teams: (Boise State, Nevada, Hawaii, Fresno State) Best Non Conference Wins: Boise State 33, Virginia Tech 30/ Nevada 52, California 31/ Fresno State 28, Cincinnati 14/ Utah State 31, BYU 16/ Fresno State 25, Illinois 23/ Bowl Game Wins: Las Vegas Bowl - Boise State 26, Utah 3/ Fight Hunger Bowl - Nevada 20, Boston College 13

8. CUSA (22-32) - Best Teams: (Central Florida, East Carolina, Tulsa, Southern Miss, SMU) Best Non Conference Wins: Tulsa 28, Notre Dame 27/ Tulane 17, Rutgers 14/ East Carolina 33, NC State 27, OT/ Marshall 24, Ohio 23// Bowl Game Wins: Hawaii Bowl - Tulsa 62, Hawaii 35/ Liberty Bowl - Central Florida 10, Georgia 6

9. Independents (21-12) - (Notre Dame, Navy, Army) Best Wins: Notre Dame 23, Pittsburgh 17/ Notre Dame 31, Boston College 13/ Navy 28, SMU 21/ Navy 76, East Carolina 35/ Army 41, Tulane 23/Notre Dame 20, USC 16/ Notre Dame 28, Utah 3/ Bowl Game Wins: Armed Forces Bowl - Army 16, SMU 14/ Sun Bowl - Notre Dame 33, Miami(Fl) 17

10. Mt West (21-20) - Best Teams: (TCU, Utah, Air Force, San Diego State) Best Non Conference Wins: TCU 30, Oregon State 21/ TCU 45, Baylor 10/ Utah 27, Pittsburgh 24, OT/ Air Force 14, Navy 6/ Air Force 42, Army 22/ TCU 41, SMU 24/ Bowl Game Wins: New Mexico Bowl - BYU 52, UTEP 24/ Poinsetta Bowl - San Diego State 35, Navy 14/ Independence Bowl - Air Force 14, Georgia Tech 7/ Rose Bowl - TCU 21, Wisconsin 19

11. MAC (17-39) Best Teams: (Miami(OH), Northern Illinois, Ohio, Temple) Best Non Conference Wins: Toledo 31, Purdue 20/ Northern Illinois 34, Minnesota 23/ Temple 30, Connecticut 16/ Temple 42, Army 35/ Bowl Game Wins: Humanitarian Bowl - Northern Illinois 40, Fresno State 17/ Godaddy.com Bowl - Miami(OH) 35, Middle Tennessee 21

12. Sun Belt (6-33) - Best Teams: (Florida International, Troy) Best Non Conference Wins: Troy 30, Bowling Green 27/ Bowl Game Wins: New Orleans - Troy 48, Ohio 21/ Little Caesar's Bowl - Florida International 34, Toledo 32

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