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Top Conferences of College Football 2011 Season

Updated on February 6, 2012

Final Non Conference Records For Each Conference


With the college football season ending in January with Alabama taking the heart of LSU to win the bcs title by a score of 21-0. This was the SEC's sixth straight title and if you include Auburn getting snubbed in 2004 it is seven out of eight years the SEC has won a bcs title. This year the SEC really showed it muscle as they had two teams in playing each other for the bcs title and finishing the regular season with the #1, #2 and # 3 teams in the nation (LSU, Alabama and Arkansas). That is really an amazing accomplishment by a conference and those three teams play in the same division in the SEC West! Although a teams conference games are important, you also have non conference games that can determine your season as well. Here are my final non conference reocrds for each conference in fbs college football for the 2011 season along with the bowl games as well.


1. SEC (48-9) - Best Non Conference Wins: 9/3/11 LSU 40, Oregon 27/ 9/10/11 Alabama 27, Penn State 11/ 9/10/11 Tennessee 45, Cincinnati 23/ 9/24/11 LSU 47, West Virginia 21/ 10/1/11 Arkansas 42, Texas A&M 38/ 11/26/11 South Carolina 34, Clemson 13/ 11/26/11 Georgia 31, Georgia Tech 17/ 11/26/11 Vanderbilt 40, Wake Forest 7/ 12/30/11 (Music City Bowl) Mississippi State 23, Wake Forest 17/ 12/31/11 (Chick Fil-A Bowl) Auburn 43, Virginia 24/ 1/2/12 (Gator Bowl) Florida 24, Ohio State 17/ 1/2/12 (Capital One Bowl) South Carolina 30, Nebraska 13/ 1/6/12 (Cotton Bowl) Arkansas 29, Kansas State 16/ 1/9/12 (BCS Championship Game) Alabama 21, LSU 0

2. Big 12 (33-5) - Best Non Conference Wins: 9/2/11 Baylor 50, TCU 48/ 9/3/11 Oklahoma State 61, Louisiana 34/ 9/4/11 Texas A&M 46, SMU 14/ 9/10/11 Texas 17, BYU 16/ 9/10/11 Iowa State 44, Iowa 41, 3ot/ 9/10/11 Kansas 45, Northern Illinois 42/ 9/16/11 Iowa State 24, Connecticut 20/ 9/17/11 Oklahoma 23, Florida State 13/ 9/24/11 Kansas State 28, Miami(Fl) 24/ 12/26/11 (Independence Bowl) Missouri 41, North Carolina 24/ 12/29/11 (Alamo Bowl) Baylor 67, Washington 56/ 12/30/11 (Insight Bowl) Oklahoma 31, Iowa 14/ 12/31/11 (Meineke Car Care Bowl) Texas A&M 33, Northwestern 22/ 1/2/12 (Fiesta Bowl) Oklahoma State 41, Stanford 38, ot

3. Big Ten (39-19) - Best Non Conference Wins: 9/3/11 Illinois 33, Arkansas State 15/ 9/10/11 Michigan 35, Notre Dame 31/ 9/17/11 Wisconsin 49, Northern Illinois 7/ 9/17/11 Illinois 17, Arizona State 14/ 9/17/11 Nebraska 51, Washington 38/ 9/17/11 Iowa 31, Pittsburgh 27/ 12/27/11 (Little Caesars Bowl) Purdue 37, Western Michigan 32/ 12/31/11 (Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl) Illinois 20, UCLA 14/ 1/2/12 (Outback Bowl) Michigan State 33, Georgia 30, 3ot/ 1/3/12 (Sugar Bowl) Michigan 23, Virginia Tech 20, ot

4. ACC (33-23) - Best Non Conference Wins: 9/10/11 North Carolina 24, Rutgers 20/ 9/17/11 Clemson 38, Auburn 24/ 9/17/11 Virginia Tech 26, Arkansas State 7/ 9/17/11 Miami(Fl) 24, Ohio State 6/ 10/1/11 Duke 31, Florida International 27/ 10/8/11 North Carolina 14, Louisville 7/ 11/26/11 Florida State 21, Florida 7/ 12/27/11 (Belk Bowl) NC State 31, Louisville 24/ 12/29/11 (Champs Sports Bowl) Florida State 18, Notre Dame 14

5. Big East (29-16) - Best Non Conference Wins: 9/3/11 Syracuse 36, Wake Forest 29, ot/ 9/3/11 South Florida 23, Notre Dame 20/ 9/17/11 Louisville 24, Kentucky 17/ 9/22/11 Cincinnati 44, NC State 14/ 10/15/11 Rutgers 21, Navy 20/ 12/30/11 (Pinstripe Bowl) Rutgers 27, Iowa State 13/ 12/31/11 (Liberty Bowl) Cincinnati 31, Vanderbilt 24/ 1/4/12 (Orange Bowl) West Virginia 70, Clemson 33

6. Pac 12 (26-18) - Best Non Conference Wins: 9/3/11 California 36, Fresno State 21/ 9/9/11 Arizona State 37, Missouri 30, ot/ 9/10/11 Washington 40, Hawaii 32/ 9/17/11 USC 38, Syracuse 17/ 9/17/11 Utah 54, BYU 10/ 10/15/11 Utah 26, Pittsburgh 14/ 10/22/11 USC 31, Notre Dame 17/ 11/26/11 Arizona 45, Louisiana 37/ 11/26/11 Stanford 28, Notre Dame 14/ 12/31/11 (Sun Bowl) Utah 30, Georgia Tech 27, ot/ 1/2/12 (Rose Bowl) Oregon 45, Wisconsin 38

7. Independents (26-24) - Best Wins: 9/3/11 BYU 14, Ole Miss 13/ 9/10/11 Navy 40, Western Kentucky 14/ 9/17/11 Notre Dame 31, Michigan State 13/ 9/17/11 Army 21, Northwestern 14/ 9/23/11 BYU 24, Central Florida 17/ 10/8/11 Notre Dame 59, Air Force 33/ 11/5/11 Notre Dame 24, Wake Forest 17/ 11/12/11 Navy 42, SMU 14/ 12/3/11 BYU 41, Hawaii 20/ 12/30/11 (Armed Forces Bowl) BYU 24, Tulsa 21

8. Mountain West (25-20) - Best Non Conference Wins: 9/3/11 Boise State 35, Georgia 21/ 9/10/11 San Diego State 23, Army 20/ 9/17/11 San Diego State 42, Washington State 24/ 9/17/11 Boise State 40, Toledo 15/ 9/17/11 UNLV 40, Hawaii 20/ 9/24/11 Boise State 41, Tulsa 21/ 9/24/11 Colorado State 35, Utah State 34/ 10/1/11 Air Force 35, Navy 34/ 10/28/11 TCU 38, BYU 28/ 12/3/11 San Diego State 35, Fresno State 28/ 12/21/11 (Poinsetta Bowl) TCU 31, Louisiana Tech 24/ 12/22/11 (Las Vegas Bowl) Boise State 56, Arizona State 24

9. CUSA (25-28) - Best Non Conference Wins: 9/3/11 Houston 38, UCLA 34/ 9/3/11 Southern Miss 19, Louisiana Tech 17/ 9/10/11 Rice 24, Purdue 22/ 9/10/11 Central Florida 30, Boston College 3/ 9/17/11 Houston 35, Louisiana Tech 34/ 9/24/11 Southern Miss 30, Virginia 24/ 10/1/11 Marshall 17, Louisville 13/ 10/8/11 Southern Miss 63, Navy 35/ 10/22/11 East Carolina 38, Navy 35/ 12/20/11 (Beef O'Brady's Bowl) Marshall 20, Florida International 10/ 12/24/11 (Hawaii Bowl) Southern Miss 24, Nevada 17/ 1/2/12 (Ticketcity Bowl) Houston 30, Penn State 14/ 1/7/12 (BBVA Compass Bowl) SMU 28, Pittsburgh 6

10. MAC (26-31) - Best Non Conference Wins: 9/3/11 Ball State 27, Indiana 20/ 9/1/11 Bowling Green 35, Idaho 16/ 9/3/11 Northern Illinois 49, Army 26/ 9/17/11 Ohio 44, Marshall 7/ 9/24/11 Temple 38, Maryland 7/ 11/19/11 Temple 42, Army 14/ 12/17/11 (Idaho Potato Bowl) Ohio 24, Utah State 23/ 12/17/11 (New Mexico Bowl) Temple 37, Wyoming 15/ 1/8/12 (GoDaddy.com Bowl) Northern Illinois 38, Arkansas State 20

11. WAC (15-30) - Best Non Conference Wins: 9/3/11 Hawaii 34, Colorado 17/ 9/10/11 New Mexico State 28, Minnesota 21/ 10/8/11 Utah State 63, Wyoming 19/ 11/12/11 Louisiana Tech 27, Ole Miss 7/ 11/19/11 San Jose State 27, Navy 24

12. Sun Belt (13-26) - Best Non Conference Wins: 9/9/11 Florida International 24, Louisville 17/ 9/10/11 Arkansas State 47, Memphis 3/ 9/10/11 Louisiana 20, Kent State 12/ 9/17/11 Florida International 17, Central Florida 10/ 10/1/11 Troy 24, UAB 23/ 12/17/11 (New Orleans Bowl) Louisiana 32, San Diego State 30

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