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Conferences & Divisions

This is not a top-to-bottom conference rating (that is the list at the bottom); the focus here is on how well-represented the conferences are among the top teams.  I gave each conference and division a score based on three points for a top 10 team, 2 points for a team ranked 11-25, and 1 point for a team ranked 26-40.  The sheer number of top 40 teams is also indicated.  Score/tm is the conference's or division's total score divided by number of teams.  I also indicated percent of teams in a group that are in the top 25 and top 40, respectively.  Conferences are first sorted by overall score.  Ties are sorted by top 40 membership, score per team, percentage in top 40, top-25 membership, and finally percentage in the top 25.  Failing that, the rankings/ratings of all top 40 teams of the respective conferences/divisions are averaged.  If averages are used, that will be noted below the tables.  Only Power-Five conferences generally have enough relevant teams to include.


top 10 11_25 26_40 top 40 score score/tm % top 40 % top 25
1 BIG 3 3 1 7 16 1.142857 0.500000 0.428571
2 SEC 4 1 2 7 16 1.142857 0.500000 0.357143
3 P-12 1 2 4 7 11 0.916667 0.583333 0.250000
4 ACC 1 1 3 5 8 0.571429 0.357143 0.142857
5 BXII 0 3 1 4 7 0.700000 0.400000 0.300000
6 AAC 1 1 2 4 7 0.583333 0.333333 0.166667
7 MWC 0 2 1 3 5 0.416667 0.250000 0.166667
8 SBC 0 1 1 2 3 0.272727 0.181818 0.090909
9 Ind. 0 1 0 1 2 0.500000 0.250000 0.250000
10 MAC 0 0 0 0 0 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000
11 USA 0 0 0 0 0 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000

Divisions:
top 10 11_25 26_40 top 40 score score/tm % top 40 % top 25
1 B1GE. 2 2 0 4 10 1.428571 0.571429 0.571429
2 SECW 3 0 1 4 10 1.428571 0.571429 0.428571
3 PACN 1 1 1 3 6 1.000000 0.500000 0.333333
4 ACCA* 1 1 1 3 6 0.857143 0.428571 0.285714
4 SECE.* 1 1 1 3 6 0.857143 0.428571 0.285714
6 BIGW* 1 1 1 3 6 0.857143 0.428571 0.285714
7 PACS 0 1 3 4 5 0.833333 0.666667 0.166667
8 ACCC 0 0 2 2 2 0.285714 0.285714 0.000000

*=Both the ACC Atlantic and the SEC East had an average rank (among top 40 teams) of #18. The Big Ten West finished third in the three-way tie with an average of #19.

The highest-ranked MAC team is Toledo at #44.  The highest-ranked CUSA team is Florida Atlantic at #60.


Best Average Team Overall:

1 Big Ten 0.137927
2 SEC 0.127206
3 Pac-12 0.122355
4 Big XII 0.119503
5 ACC 0.085814
6 AAC (American) 0.055059
7 MWC (Mountain West) 0.001776
8 SBC (Sun Belt) -0.109725
9 CUSA -0.122868
10 Independents -0.150522
11 MAC (Mid-American) -0.172580
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